Cozad Resident: Theresa Benton, age 92 (1921-2013)

Theresa Benton, 92, of Cozad, Nebraska, died December 28th, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.

Theresa was born November 7th, 1921, at Genoa, Nebraska, to Stanley and Anna (Paprocki) Borowski.

Theresa attended rural school at Perkins County and went on to Beauty School in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Theresa married Leslie "Pete" Benton on March 21st, 1943, at Lexington, Nebraska. The couple made their home southwest of Cozad. Theresa was a hairdresser in Cozad for many years and also worked for Berryman Funeral Home.

Theresa was an active and devoted member of Christ The King Catholic Church in Cozad. She was a member and officer of the Cozad BPO DOES Drove #177. Theresa was involved in various card clubs and enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; husband Pete; son Jerry; daughter Mary Ann Tarrant; sister Esther Otterstein; and three brothers, Lewellen Borowski, Leonard Borowski and Melvin Borowski.

She is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Rod) Nielsen of Kearney; son-in-law Lowell Tarrant of Milliken, Colorado; three brothers, Edward Borowski of Grant, Dan (Mary Sue) Borowski of Grant and Harry (Bobbi) Borowski of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three grandchildren, Shane Tarrant, Clint Nielsen and Crystal Nielsen; one great-grandchild, Grant Patrick Tarrant; and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Friday, January 3rd, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church in Cozad with Father Don O’Brien as celebrant.

Burial was in the Cozad Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her memory.

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Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.


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