LaFrieda Benton, 95, of New Harmony, died Sunday Nov. 13, 2011 at her home.


LaFrieda was born in Albion, Ill. to Ervin and Rosie Avis (Pierce) Graham on Aug. 10, 1916.


She was a member of Johnson United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women's club and Town and Country Home Economics Club.


Surviving are two daughters, Norma Marvel of New Harmony and Pat Tretter of Fort Branch; four granddaughters, Karen Sheets, Karol Hendricks and Trina Marvel all of Cynthiana and Kelly Martin of Haubstadt, a grandson, Stacy Tretter of Princeton; one sister, Frances McCorkle of Mt. Carmel, Ill., 14 great-grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband Hudson in 2003, parents, brother George Graham and two sisters, Mildred Cullison and Eleanor Saltzman.


Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Werry Funeral Home in New Harmony at 10 a.m., with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Griffin.


Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.