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Ashley Lynn Benson

October 3, 2000 - September 13, 2021
From: Sioux Center, IA | Originally: Spencer, IA
Ashley Lynn Benson

Ashley Lynn Benson

Born: October 3, 2000
Died: September 13, 2021
Age: 20

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   Ashley Lyn Benson, 20, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Sioux Center Health.  Ashley was born October 3, 2000, in Sioux City, Iowa, and later adopted by Greg and Darcy Benson on August 11, 2003.  Her elementary years were spent at Spencer Community Schools, and later graduated from MOC-FV High School in Orange City, Iowa, in 2019.

   Ashley enjoyed being outside going for walks, riding bike, working the garden, and riding horses.  When living in Orange City, she worked at Pizza Ranch and Northwestern College in the cafeteria.  In September of 2020, she moved to Sioux Center to live in an adult home with Hope Haven.  Everyone in the house grew to be a family which she enjoyed.  In Sioux Center, she worked at Dordt College in the cafeteria and enjoyed it very much.  Ashley was involved in church activities where she met many new people who she enjoyed being with.

   She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Marlys Vanderhoff and Joan Benson.

   Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Greg and Darcy Benson; brothers:  Bryce (Mikayla) Benson of Des Moines, Iowa, Nate (Stacey) Benson of Curlew, Iowa, Blake Benson of Sheldon, Iowa; one sister, Nicole Benson of Emmetsburg, Iowa; her grandparents, aunts, uncles, several cousins and her Hope Haven family.

SERVICES
Memorial Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the First Baptist Church, Spencer, Iowa.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Curt Batschelet
VISITATION
Visitation will begin noon Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 with the family present at the First Baptist Church in Spencer.
MUSIC
"I Can Only Imagine"
"Scars In Heaven"
INTERMENT
Logan Township Cemetery
Gillett Grove, Iowa
Privately

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:50 AM
“Darcy and Greg my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember when our kids played together at your daycare. Prayers”
- Chavon (Parks) Struve
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 3:13 PM
“I want t express my condolances I had not worked with Ashley lately but she was very special I loved her smile and she could turn any situation into a positive situation. She was so freindly when she would sse you. I loved how she enjoyed making her braclets with her beads. When AShley shared that she was going to work at Dordt in the grill I shared with her that I had worked there for 2 years love it so each time I ould see her I say ho the grill she say good. She was apositive and out going person.I had lost my son when he was 24 and there is questions But we are not to put a question mark where there is a period. Just wanted to share with you I loved see Ashley and she will be missed. Deloris Van Der Brink.”
- Deloris Vander Brink
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“I didn't have a relationship with Ashley-- I worked at the grocery store when she lived in Orange City. She always came to the store with her "list" and her smile!!! She will be greatly missed!!!!”
- Linda Oertel
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:42 PM
“Darcy and Greg, We are so very heartbroken with you in this sudden loss of Ashley. I remember having her in Sunday School. She always wore a big smile and the energy of 10 puppies fighting over a bone. I am blessed to hear that she was still walking with Jesus as a young adult. We have been praying for you since we heard the shocking news of her untimely death, and asking God to give you supernatural comfort and strength for each new day. Hugs! - Susan & Tim ”
- Susan & Tim Christensen
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:42 PM
“I Met Ashley when my daughter Nancy Carver was going to school with her and she was a very loving person and she is going to be misses by alot of people she was so nice to everybody and Nancy is really going to miss your smiling face and your laughter and just being here to talk to”
- Dee Carver
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:30 AM
“Ashley was filled with vibrancy, and genuinely loved to spend time with many people. I was privileged to get to know her through my position at Hope Haven. Ashley was definitely a bright spot snd joy filled part of every day. She was loved by many, and she will always have a special place in my heart. Her love for Jesus was expressed so often. I can only imagine the sheer joy on her face when she was met by our Lord Jesus. The loss we feel on earth is temporary but the joy she is experiencing in heaven is forever. Rest In Peace dear Ashley! ”
- Phyllis Van Gelder
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 8:45 AM
“Ashley was like a sister to me I know Ashley in middle school I remember me and her going shopping In Sioux center at the mall she loves to eat at colvers she had a rough life but she loved watching movies and painting nails you will be missed god took an angel way to soon see you in heaven best friend don’t drink to much doctor pepper or eat to much chocolate when you walked in the room you made everyone smile you were a ray of sunshine ”
- Alyssa Schmidt
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“"I am so sorry to hear about Ashley's loss, and am keeping you all in my prayers during this most difficult time. I knew Ashley through my work at the school, and her attendance at Trinity Church. She was a blessing to so many, and will be missed. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4
- Alisa
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 3:28 PM
“Ashley was a great friend to my sister Lynda. The two of them made each other laugh and it was wonderful that Lynda had such a great friend as Ashley. My condolences to Ashley’s family. Jeff Koopman”
- Jeff Koopman
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 1:31 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about Ashley. We are praying for you all at this most difficult time and trusting Jesus to hold you close and bring the comfort that only He can.”
- Bob and Barb Van Wyk
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:18 AM
“I know Ashley Benson we met in middle school when she moved from spancer Iowa to organe city all I remember her big smile and kindness and she was so nice have a kind heart for her best friend is Nancy carver I didn't know she was gone that early I was coming back from Sioux City Iowa and I was coming back home to protection ks were I live at now so I am sorry Ashley Benson that I won't make it to your funeral my best friend you are in my prayers and hope and in my dreams Ashley Benson ”
- Nancy Loraine carver
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:18 AM
“Ashley was a genuine sweet spirit. She truly thrived on the relationships she created. Her presence at work was uplifting and valued, and Ashley obviously strived each day to make a real difference in each of her tasks. Her contagious smile revealed what was truly in her heart and I appreciate the manner in which she reminded me...the simple things in life are what matter the most. I believe Ashley had a real heart for treating each person she encountered with thoughtful kindness. She possessed a heart which felt another’s pain or trouble deep and wide, and she had a way of expressing this in her own style. Ashley dear, you are missed beyond words and I am content knowing you are safely wrapped in His loving arms.

I extend to all who knew Ashley and loved her in their own way ~ my sincere sympathy. May we never forget how she touched each of our lives uniquely and know that our world was a better place with her in it.

Rest sweet child, rest...

Lovingly, Mary Oleson”
- Mary Oleson
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:18 AM
“As a former class mate me and Ashley had a brother and sister relationship she always had a smile on her face and when I had something going on or anything she said as the one person I can go to and talk to she was kind respectful but one thing that I loved about Ashley was she was a best friend to me and i enjoyed my freshman-senior year at nice Floyd valley I moved in the middle of my senior year so I wasn’t able to graduate with Ashley but she was loved by so many her memories lives on”
- Jordan loft
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:17 AM
“Darcy and Greg, I am so sad for the passing of your sweet daughter. May God wrap your family in His arms. ”
- Connie S Heien
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:52 PM
“I am so sadden to hear of Ashley passing , I always remember her coming over to play with Taylor when Tiffany lived on Fisher Court. She was always such a cute little girl with a big smile. Hugs from Greg and I.
- Tammy Jones
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:52 PM
“Greg and Darcy…my deepest sympathy to you guys…losing a child is always difficult no matter their age…May God hold you tight and may you rest in Him…🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏”
- Sharon Roghair
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:41 AM
“I'm sorry for the loss of your amazing daughter. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Brian C Mohr
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:49 AM
“Darcy,
So sorry to hear about Ashley. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Brenda Nyborg
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:23 AM
“I met Ashley this past year through the mutual friends with whom she lived. When I visited them, it was clear they looked up to her as a role model and encourager. She had recently joined the local Friendship Bible club, and we will miss the opportunity to get to know her better there. My sympathy to all who loved her.”
- Kathy Schreurs
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:44 AM
“Darcy and Greg, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you for comfort in this tragic time.”
- Thomas Morse
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:28 AM
“I was Ashley's third grade teacher, and I remember her so well. She was full of life and had a cute smile. I learned much from her, and enjoyed my time with her. I have drawings, notes, and a book she gave me at the end of the year. Many prayers to all of Ashley's family!”
- Amanda Woodall
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:28 AM
“I worked with Ashley at the Grille at Dordt. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed so much. Every time I saw her I was met with a smile and a thumbs up. ”
- Pat Sandbulte
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:28 PM
“I only knew Ashley briefly as her mentor through Atlas, but I already loved her kind and caring spirit. She was pleasant and fun to be with and we were looking forward to celebrating her birthday. She was daily in my prayers and I thank God for my brief encounter with her. I am trusting that she is happy in the loving arms of our Savior.
- Greta Siebersma
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