Gail Elizabeth Benson (nee Smith), 76, of Haddonfield died Saturday.
She was the wife of Dr. Charles E.; mother of Deborah E. Quigley (Thomas) of Haddonfield, and Charles N. (Karen) of Chicago, IL; grandmother of Sean Quigley; sister of Margaret Hoffman (Roy) and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Gail graduated Collingswood High School ('55), Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing ('57), and Franklin College ('60). She used her nursing skills her whole life. She taught nursing at Miami Valley Hospital (OH), Baptist Hospital (NC) and Gloucester County College; worked as school nurse in Barrington, Scout camp nurse at Pine Hill, and for youth church trips.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, and a choir member. Earlier at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, she served as director of youth Christian education, as well as teaching for many years at the HUMC nursery school. She was a member of the Fortnightly EMD, Delta Zeta Alumni, and the Haddonfield Lions Club. She worked the Election Day polls for many years, coached a winning boys youth soccer team, refereed youth soccer for the town, served in leadership and teaching positions for the scouts, and numerous other community activities.
The viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, 124 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033; with service to follow at 11 a.m. Internment private. Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Benson’s name to the First Baptist Church (at the above address) or Scout Pack/Troop 64, c/o William Carr, 124 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Arrangements by Kain-Murphy Funeral Services of Haddonfield, NJ.