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Carol Benton, age 90, of Atlantic, IA, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
On July 8, 1932, Carol was born into a very loving family. Her parents were George & Esther Hackwell and seven siblings who she adored. Carol was an extremely hard worker and took great pride in every job she had. She was never late for work and was always accountable. Carol was an awesome cook, gardener, seamstress, and artist. She could do just about anything you asked her to do and was very meticulous about it; which was shown in everything she did. Her enjoyments in life were many activities related to nature, fishing, and going on rides with her family. Carol had a very special spot in her heart when it came to her family, they meant everything to her.
She is survived by her seven children, Belinda Van Aernam, Rhea (Tab) Gaines, Lance (Connie) Benton, Denise (Chris) Clausen, Jim Benton, Jan (Ted) Namanny, Joni (Doug) Sudmann; siblings, Bud Hackwell, Floyd (Gloria) Hackwell, Gary (Marty) Hackwell, Jane Schlater; 14 grandchildren; and MANY great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents, George & Esther Hackwell; brothers Melvin and Harvey Hackwell, and one in infancy; sister June Dorsey; grandson Justin Benton.
Private services were held at Exira Cemetery in Exira, IA.
Arrangements are held by the staff of Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Atlantic, IA.