Katherine A. Benson, 68, Deer River

DEER RIVER, NY — Katherine Ann Benson, 68, of 10847 State Route 26, Deer River, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, after being stricken at her home.

Born Oct. 16, 1949, in Lowville, the daughter of the late George and Emma (Hongo) Ewing, she was a graduate of Lowville Academy and later attended beautician school in Syracuse.

She was a successful hair stylist for many years, working out of her home and operating three shops in Lowville. She was a valued worker at Kraft in Lowville.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, Anthony M. and Lisa D. Monnat of Bryson City, NC, and Jonathan W. and Jacqueline Monnat of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren, Andrew, Madeline and Lauren Monnat; her very close friend, Butch Barlow of Carthage; her mother, Emma (Hongo) Ewing, Lowville; two sisters, Tracey Chamberlain, Lowville, and Sharon Ewing-Bush, West Carthage; a brother, Thomas Ewing, Lowville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, 518 State Street, Carthage. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at BezanillaFH.com