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Lota Benn

Funeral service for Lota Benn age 69, of Frederick, Oklahoma will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Church of the Living God with Elder Levi Floyd, officiating. Burial will be in the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home. Mrs. Benn passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Oklahoma.

Lota Wana (Johnson) Benn was born December 31, 1948, in Frederick, Oklahoma to Frank D. and Barbara Lee (Palms) Johnson. She was raised by her mother and step-father, Barbara and Frank Dow. Lota attended Boyd High where she transferred to Frederick High School her sophomore year and graduated with the Class of 1967. She later attended Langston University. On February 27, 1969, she and Allan L. Benn were united in marriage in Lawton, Oklahoma. She worked as an accountant for AT&T in Oklahoma City for several years. After moving to Frederick, she worked as a payroll clerk for Schlegel Oklahoma, Inc. Lota was a faithful member of the Church of the Living God. She enjoyed shopping, spending time with her family and loved decorating.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Allan Benn of the home; two sons, Ronald Benn and his wife Amy of McKinney, Texas and Ryan Benn of The Colony, Texas; four brothers, Cody Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana and Lacy Johnson and his wife Patricia of Indianapolis, Indiana, Billy Wayne Dow of San Francisco, California and Mack Dow of San Francisco, California; four sisters, Priscilla Thrower and her husband Gerald of Plano, Texas, Brenda Dow of San Francisco, California, Gwendolyn Dow of San Leandro, California, and Alicia Bowie and her husband Jerry Bowie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Kendric White, Prestyn Benn, Grant Slayton and Cooper Slayton; two great-grandchildren Kendric and Kennedy; and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Reggie Dow and Marcus Dow.

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