Barbara Ann Benton

Barbara Ann Benton, 73, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Donald E. and Mary Eileen (Hufford) Burgess. She married Robert Charles Benton Sr. on Oct. 31, 1970, in Hawthorne, Calif.

Surviving are her husband, Chuck; three sons: David W. Edwards and Daniel A. Edwards, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robert Charles Benton Jr. and wife, Jennifer, in California; two grandchildren: Jesse Rose and Hunter James Benton; and a brother, Terry Burgess and wife, Nancy.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Donald and Ronald Burgess.

Barbara was a graduate of Hawthorne High School. She retired as a teacher’s aide in 2005 with 20 years of service. She was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God, Altoona, where she enjoyed volunteering, and she also loved computerized embroidery, cooking, baking, her poodle, Gracie, and her grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Friends will also be received from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Abundant Life Assembly of God, Altoona, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Abundant Life Assembly of God Food Bank, 231 Howard Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.