Patricia Benes, 76, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her home in Morrison, OK. Family will greet friends on Thursday March 16, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home . Funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Morrison Christian Church in Morrison, OK. Interment will follow in the Morrison Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia was born on May 17, 1940 to James Joseph Donovan aka “Curly” and Hazel E. Dunivan. She took the hand of Edward A. Benes, Jr. in marriage on January 22, 1964 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Together they had three beautiful daughters.
Patricia attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School and Eureka High School. She went to work for Morrison Public Schools as a bus driver. She was a member of Morrison Christian Church in Morrison, Oklahoma.
She is preceded in death by her oldest sister, Colleen Donovan; both parents; one brother, Gene Donovan; one half-sister, Lorraine Akin; one half brother, Jim Donovan.
She is survived by her Husband; three daughters, Janet Christine Benes, Patti Colleen Benes-Swart and husband, Terry Swart; Catherine Jean Benes-Scoles and husband, Tony Scoles; five grandchildren, Shane Donovan and wife, Ashley Benes, Shelby Danielle Turner, Allison Ann Marie Swart, Landen Franklin Swart, Elizabeth Grace Scoles,; six great- grandchildren, Kaid Shane Benes, Kein Donovan Benes, Carter Duane Pratt-Miller, Kavin Edward Douglas Benes, Sean Walter Pratt-Miller, Liam Stephan Nevarez. Also is survived by twin sister Phyllis Brown.
Pallbearers are Randy Shiever, Donnie Veit, Dennis Casey, Mike Kerr, John Kerr, Chuck Ritter.
Honorary Pallbearers are Sam Mitchell, Larry Grim, Jeff Burch, Raymond Eberle, Jeff Frank.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Patricia’s name to one of the following: Morrison Christian Church, Judith Karman Bristol Hospice, 915 S. Main St. Stillwater, Ok. 74074 or Morrison Senior Citizens.
Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com