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Betty May Goriesky

March 26, 1928 ~ December 17, 2020 (age 92)


Mrs. Betty May Goriesky, age 92, of Benton; passed away at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Goriesky’s wishes are to be cremated. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date.

She was born on March 26, 1928 in Iron River, Michigan; the daughter of Axle Adolph Benson and Isabelle (Ladoux) Benson. She would marry James Peter Goriesky on June 24, 1950, and he preceded her in death on November 10, 2008.                                                 

Mrs. Goriesky was a former retail salesclerk having worked with JC Penney, Brodies Coat Factory and Ackermans, department stores.

She loved to travel, especially anywhere she could find a beach. She enjoyed listening to Dean Martin music; but most of all, she loved spending time with her grandbabies.

Mrs. Goriesky is survived by her daughter Michelle K. Miller and companion Steve Dethrow of Benton, Illinois; a son Dan Goriesky of Ridgecrest, California; two grandchildren: Alyssa Goriesky and Sebastian Goriesky; a great-grandchild Erik Goriesky; a sister Bonnie Christianson of Indiana, a brother Jack Benson of Iron River, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two children: James Peter Goriesky and Andrea Janet Goriesky, a son-in-law Nicholas Lynn Miller, and two siblings: Dorothy Kalata and Jerry Benson.

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