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Inez Deloris Benda

As a beautiful bright sun rose over a crisp, cold, cloudless Texas sky HEAVEN’S GLORIOUS GATES swung open when GOD stepped up to WELCOME our faithful, precious, beautiful, MOTHER HOME.

Inez was born August 18, 1922 in the Pueblo Community near Putnam, Texas to Chester and Emogene (Jeter) Allen and died February 13, 2019 in Quitman, Texas. She was raised in the Pueblo Community and graduated from Moran High School, later graduated from Abilene Business School plus worked 10 years for the General Motors Corporation. She was honored by earning Oldsmobile’s Nationwide Highest Achievement Award as a part of the Oldsmobile Business Management Club.

On March 14, 1942 she married Miles Benda, a WWII Army soldier and farmer/rancher. They lived many happy years in the Moran-Albany area.

Inez was a loving, courageous, fantastic wife, mother and homemaker. She always placed God’s Will first in her life and was a tireless, faithful worker for her Christian faith. She was diligent in service for God’s missionary vision and in service for her Baptist church while she always remembered others and their needs. Throughout her life she continued to be a constant worker in community activities.

Inez was preceded in death by her parents, husband Miles Benda, sister Charlene Austin, two brothers Jerrell and Bill Allen, grandson Cyle Connally and great grandson Rowan Franklin.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters; Kay Franklin and her husband Kenny - New Braunfels, TX, Ann Connally, Quitman, TX and Connie Graham and her husband Doug – Springtown, TX; Grandchildren, Kimberly Franklin, Chris Connally, Hank Beatty, Chuck Franklin, Candi (Connally) Fry, Chelsea Graham and Chase Graham; Great Grandchildren, Christiana Williams, A J Rice, Kaci Warren, Spencer Rye, Garrett Beatty, Michael Fry, Mason Connally, Brianna Connally, Mitchel Fry, and Kaylynn Franklin and great great grandchild Kinsley Warren, as well as numerous extended family. She will be dearly missed by her family, extended family and abundances of friends.

Graveside service for Ms. Inez Deloris Benda, 96, of Quitman, TX are scheduled for 1 PM Friday, February 22, 2019 at Moran Cemetery in Moran, TX with Dan Connally officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Big Country Baptist Assembly, P.O. Box 248, Lueders, TX 79533 or Moran Cemetery, Moran, Texas.

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Kay, Kenny, Kim, and all the family: Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your dear mom and MawMaw. May beautiful memories and perfect faith comfort you. What a beautiful lady graces heaven now.

Dianne S Meyer Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs Inez was such a beautiful witness to our Saviour and as a mom, grandma and friend. God comfort each of you as you adjust to this world without her.

Sandra Grider Feb 20 2019 12:00 AM

What a wonderful privilege it has been to have known you for so many years. You have been a shining light to so many people! The love of Jesus showed from your beautiful face as you smiled ever to sweetly. Preston and I loved you and I will miss you.....Preston will be happy to see you in heaven. Thank you for all the times you mentioned our name in prayer the last 4-1/2 years. God will reward you greatly.

Barbara Bridges Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

You were hands down the best woman. You loved each of us with every ounce you had and you will be so greatly missed. I am so thankful that Kinsley got to be your first great, great grandchild and I know she'll forever cherish the memories with you, as will I. Love you and miss you so much

Kaci Warren Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

We will miss you Ms Benda. You were one of the sweetest lady's we've had the pleasure of knowing. Gob Bless you and prayers for your family.

Randy and Teresa Dunn Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

We will miss you Ms. Inez and look forward to seeing you again in heaven. You were such a wonderful, loving prayer warrior and we loved you .

Jim and Dorothy Brinkley Feb 17 2019 12:00 AM

I loved you and Daddy so much. Thank you for your strong Christian Faith that you taught me. I can only stop and imagine how wonderful it is for you in heaven with our Lord and your family. Blessing always, Kay

Kay Franklin Feb 16 2019 12:00 AM

We are sad to hear about Ms Inez, she was very sweet. Prayers for your Family.

Whitney Watson and family Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM

We are sad to hear about Ms Inez, she was very sweet. Prayers for your. Family. 😔

Whitney Watson and family Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM