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Lida Ann McVay Benson Hunt
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

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Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Lyda Ann Benson Hunt, 94, died Tuesday at a Sayre hospital. The funeral was at 2:30 PM Sunday at the Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald W. Bradford officiating. Burial was at the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery.

She was born May 16, 1882, in Augusta, Kansas, to Arthur O. and Nancy Ann Cody McVay. At the age of the 11, she moved with her family to Oklahoma, settling in the Ingersoll area. On August 22, 1913, she married Sam Benson. He was killed in 1923. They had two sons and a daughter. She and A.F. Hunt were married in 1927. He died in 1936. She was a saleslady for TG&Y and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cherokee. She also was a 45-year member of the Rebekah Lodge and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two sons, L.E. Benson, Carlsbad, New Mexico, and A.D. Benson, Lakewood, California; a daughter, LaVerda Tate, Elk City; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne McVay, Wichita, Kansas; and two sisters, Luella Harris, Shawnee, Kansas, and LaRee Watson, Augusta, Kansas.

She also was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

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