Benton High School Alumni

St Joseph, Missouri (MO)

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In Memory Of

Adam Dane Penland
Adam Dane Penland
Class of 2002
Passed Feb 03, 2008
(no additional information)
Amanda Duty
Amanda Duty
Class of 1999
Passed Feb 24, 2004
Amanda fought a short battle with cancer that took her life in February 2004. Since being diagnosed the preceding October, Amanda stayed optimistic through her battle. She left behind many friends and family that still miss her like crazy. Our lives will forever be touched by her wonderful personality and contagious smile. We love you Amanda.
Bonny (danner) Gabriel
Bonny (Danner) Gabriel
Class of 1983
Passed Apr 16, 2009
Bonny L. Gabriel, Agency, Mo.

Bonny L. Gabriel, 43, Agency, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away April 16, 2009, at a St. Joseph hospital.
Bonny was born to Bonny and Richard Danner Sr. in St. Joseph where she was a member of Hillcrest Bible Church and a 1983 graduate of Benton High School. She was a Girl Scout leader and enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Preceding Bonny in death was her father Richard Danner Sr.
Bonny married Bryan Gabriel Aug. 18, 1989, in St. Joseph.
He survives her of the home along with one son, Adam Danner; two daughters, Autumn and Addylyn Gabriel.
She is also survived by her mother, Bonny Danner, St. Joseph; four brothers, Richard Jr., Ronald, and Randy Danner, all of St. Joseph, Robert Danner, Olathe, Kan.; three sisters, Linda Dillon, The Colony, Texas, Shirley Sanger, Lacombe, La, Beverly Murphy, St. Joseph; Bryan’s grandmother, Ruby Ruark, St. Joseph; her in-laws, Stanley and Norma Gabriel, Agency; brother-in-laws, Brad Gabriel, Oxford, Mo., Curtis Gabriel, Agency; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Pohl, Wathena, Kan.
Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, South Park Assembly of God Church with interment following in Agency Cemetery, Agency. Visitation: after noon Monday, Clark-Sampson Funeral Home, St. Joseph, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8: p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials gifts to their children’s Scholarship Fund in care of Clark-Sampson Funeral Home.
Online obituary and condolences at

This is what was in the St. Joseph Newspress. I had her brother Robert as a friend on Facebook. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor and became very ill after starting chemo. I believe from reading his wall she was diagnosed and passed in a matter of weeks. I'm sure that Kim Wright was there to meet her when she passed. I played basketball with them both in 5th grade, they lived down the road from each other near Hyde Park and from what I could remember they were quite close before Kim passed before we started high school.
Charles "charlie" Atkison
Charles "Charlie" Atkison
Class of 1967
Passed Sep 01, 1969
Charles Leon Atkison
Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
St Joseph, Missouri
September 21, 1969

RIP Brother, We Love you.
Charles "charly" Milton Endsley
Charles "Charly" Milton Endsley
Class of 1971
Passed Jul 25, 2014
HIXSON, Tenn. - Charles “Charly” Milton Endsley, 61, of Hixson, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014.

Born on December 22, 1952 in St. Joseph, Charly was a loving husband, father of three beautiful daughters and proud Papa of 11 grandchildren.

He graduated from Benton High School and the University of Missouri at Rolla with his Bachelor of Science in 1975 and with his Master of Science in 1976, both in nuclear engineering, both with high honors.

He retired from TVA in 2008 where he worked as a nuclear engineer and computer programmer.
Daniel "danny" Myers
Daniel "Danny" Myers
Class of 1971
Passed Mar 14, 2013
Daniel Meyer, 60, of Kansas City, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at a North Kansas City health care facility.

Dan was born February 17, 1953 in St. Louis, Mo. He was a bass player for various local and Kansas City bands, ranging from Country to Classic Rock to R&B. Dan began sharing his musical talent with the high school band at Benton High School, where he graduated in 1971. Dan married Jackie Kotel on October 20, 2007 in St. Joseph.
Darren L. Cox
Darren L. Cox
Class of 1983
Passed Jun 13, 1999
(no additional information)
Edward Eugene Mcclellan
Edward Eugene McClellan
Class of 1966
Passed Feb 29, 1968
Sgt. Edward Eugene McClellan grew up a typical southend kid and packing house brat when South St. Joseph was in its heyday. He was very proud of being an alumni of Benton and being from the southend. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967 and was assigned to 1st Cav. Div. as a combat engineer. He was killed in the service of his country in Vietnam during the tet offensive. He was awarded the Bronze Star and purple heart. He was brought home and laid to rest at Memorial Park.
Janis (dyche) Euler Dumas
Janis (Dyche) Euler Dumas
Class of 1968
Passed Dec 08, 2000
Janis (Dyche) Euler Dumas died Friday, Dec 8, 2000 due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.

At the time of her death, Janis was the librarian at Lafayette High School, and held that position for 27 years.
Jay Dean Shifflett
Jay Dean Shifflett
Class of 1982
Passed Oct 15, 2007
(no additional information)
Larry Hager
Larry Hager
Class of 1999
Passed Oct 15, 2011
Larry Hager taught at Benton HS from 1957 to his retirement in 1999.
He passed awaty at 8:30 a.m on October 15, 2011. If anyone deserves the title of Mr. Benton High School it would Larry Hager. He sponsored the Yearbook, National Honor Society, Prometheans, Student Council and served on countless committees while at Benton.
Larry William Sonner
Larry William Sonner
Class of 1954
Passed Nov 27, 2020
Larry died from complications with Covid 19.
Marion Callison Kearnes
Marion Callison Kearnes
Class of 1943
Passed May 03, 2018
(no additional information)
Mary Ann Thompson
Mary Ann Thompson
Class of 1962
Passed Aug 09, 1992
Mom was a good hearted woman, would give do anything to help someone. She passed away with cancer.
Michael L. Harmon
Michael L. Harmon
Class of 1955
Passed Mar 27, 2007
Michael Lee Harmon Sr., born September 9, 1937 in Maryville, MO, died March 27, 2007 in Middleborough, MA. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; his sons Michael Jr and Dennis; his daughter Cindy: a son in law Bill; two granddaughters Tristyn and Lyndsay; one brother and many cousins.
He retired from the US Navy in 1975 after twenty years service, after which he worked at Winter Harbor Naval Base. He resided in Hancock for 30 years, near his wife's family, with whom he was very close. After the birth of his granddaughters, he and Arlene moved to Massachusetts to be near them.
Michael was an active member of the Franklin Veterans Club and belonged to a number of other organizations.
Michael's death was unexpected and he is mourned by his family and friends
Scott Chirella
Scott Chirella
Class of 1977
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)

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Class of 67 Picnic by the Lake!

BHS Class of 1967 Picnic by the Lake
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