Esther L. Benson

RANDOLPH, N.Y. – Esther L. Benson, 72, of 232 Main St., E.R., Randolph, died at 11:23 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y.

She was born Sept. 25, 1941, in Franklinville, N.Y., the daughter of Garrett and Eva Little Benson.

She graduated from Cattaraugus Central School in 1960. She was employed as a housekeeper at Heritage Village in Gerry, N.Y., and a laundry room attendant at the Randolph Manor at the time of her retirement.

She is survived by one brother, James Benson and his wife Dineen of Randolph; and one sister, Ethel Benson of Randolph; two nephews: Ed Benson and Eric (Sarah) Benson both of Randolph; two great-nephews: Riley and Garrett Benson; one great niece, Grace Benson all of Randolph.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in the Van Rensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph, with John Congdon officiating. Burial will be in East Randolph Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to service. To leave a condolence, log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to East Randolph Volunteer Fire Company or the Randolph First Baptist Church.