Bobby Jean Benton nee Fuller went home to be with the Lord on September 23, 2019, at 91 years of age. There will be a visitation for friends and family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 West Pecan Street, Coleman. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Anna, 1007 Willis Street, Santa Anna, with Pastor Kathy Monroe officiating. Interment will be in the Santa Anna Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
A lifelong resident of Coleman County, she spent her final years living with her son and daughter-in-law near Waco surrounded with love. A woman ahead of her time, she was the proud business owner of Bobby’s Beauty Salon in Santa Anna, where she touched the lives of the community through her services as a beautician. She was a shining example of the Lord’s love and the grace of a true southern lady as an Elder with the Presbyterian Church in Santa Anna. The Benton family was blessed to welcome her as a matriarch in 1985 when she married Carl H. Benton. While she gained two sons, Jimmy Lynn and Larry Don Benton, they gained a new mother with an unending love for their families and an ever-flowing supply of homemade treats.
Bobby was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Addie Fuller, and her husband Carl Benton. She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Jim Benton and his husband Jeff Henningsen and Larry Benton and his wife Dena. She is also survived by her grandsons’ mother Lynda Young; grandsons Andrew Benton and his wife Shene, Matthew Benton and his wife Emily, Scott Benton and his wife Heather; her granddaughters, Danae Benton and Jordan Benton; great grandchildren, Bella Benton and Hayes Benton. She was proud of the many accomplishments of her grandchildren and took tremendous joy in her great-grandchildren.
It didn’t matter where she lived, Bobby touched the lives of those around her and had many friends, including her caregiver, Shanon Peltz. The family is grateful to all who supported and cared for this special lady throughout her life.
Memorial donations in may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1007 Willis Street, Santa Anna, Texas 76878.
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First Presbyterian Church
1007 Willis Street, Santa Anna TX 76878