Linda K. Darhower Benson, 65, of Newville, passed away on
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Church of God Home, Carlisle with family by her side. She was born on January
29, 1949, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Jennie M. (Bitner) Darhower.
was a loving homemaker. She formerly attended church services and volunteered at the Carlisle Salvation
Army. Linda enjoyed playing cards, Yahtzee and Skip-Bo. She will be deeply missed by
her loving family.
She is survived by her husband of 10 years,
James L. Benson, three daughters; Jennifer (Robert) Rickrode of Carlisle, Kristy Weaver of Carlisle and Mary (Rick) Foose
of Newport, one stepson, James L. (Connie) Benson, Jr. of Harrisburg, one stepdaughter, April (Sean) Sneider of Portsmith,
VA, four brothers; Kenneth Darhower of Riverton, WY, Ronald Darhower of Hanover, Steven Darhower of Campbelltown and Thomas
Darhower of Carlisle, one sister, Karen Weary of Newville, nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Linda
was predeceased by one step-granddaughter, Hope Sneider.
A viewing will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014 followed by a funeral
service at 3 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Chaplain Bradley V.
Moore will officiate. Burial will be private.
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Our sympathy goes out to all Linda's family and friends. She was a very good listener and
had such a big heart. There was always a pot of coffee on and waiting for you when you stopped in. We love you Linda and
are going to miss you terribly. No more pain or suffering, you are now in GOD's HANDS..............
Mary Ann Hays
My deepest sympathy
goes to the family. She was a wonderful & loving lady. She will be a beautiful Angel now watching over all of you.
Deanna (Dee) Brookhart
Miss Linda I only knew you for short time but you will be truly
missed and had beautiful heart.. my thoughts are with friends and family at this time
A beautiful lady who I find myself so fortunate to have had the
opportunity to get to know and to care for. To her loving and devoted family. I hope in time you may find a place in your
heart where grief and peace can coexist.
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