Edna Joan Benson, 86, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of Eleanor Marlett. She married William C. Benson, and he died Feb. 12, 1971.
Surviving are five children: David C., William P. (Barb), Cindy (Jim) Moschella, Jeffrey L. and Kevin M., all of Altoona; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Kachele of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren: David Scott and Stephanie Jo Benson.
Edna retired from Kmart with 25 years of service, and she was a member of First Lutheran Church, Altoona. She enjoyed plants, cats, dogs and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
At the request of the deceased, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family, the Rev. Dr. Barry R. Folmar officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona.