Michelle R. Benson, 57, of Ashville, died Monday July 16, 2012, in WCA Hospital.
She was a 1973 graduate of Mayville Central School. She completed college course work at Edinboro University, University at Buffalo and graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia.
She was employed by WCA Hospital for 33 1/2 years as a registered nurse and nurse manager of the dialysis unit.
Michelle R. Benson
She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and had served on its church council. She was also a member of the Southern Tier Kidney Association.
She will be remembered as a kind and caring mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and nurse. She used her own life to touch the lives of others by whom she is and will always be remembered as such a sweet, hard-working and loving person.
Surviving are her son, Robert Benson of Ashville; her father, Thomas Gooch of Lakewood; her mother, Priscilla Erickson Wilson of Jamestown; sisters: Wendy (Scott) Chase of Randolph, Lisa (Loren) Hogan of New Hampshire, and Brenda (Rick) VanderPol of Kissimmee, Fla.; a brother, Thomas (Kathy) Gooch of Ashville; stepmother, Inge Gooch of Lakewood; four nieces, a nephew and great-nephew.
The service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Bethel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Adam Miller-Stubbendick will officiate.
Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Southern Tier Kidney Association at www.southerntierkidneyassoc.org or the Michelle R. Benson Scholarship Fund, c/o Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Michelle at www.lindfuneralhome.com.