BENSON - A funeral service for Rita Benson, 97, of Glendale, Ariz., who died on June 20, 2013, was held on Saturday, June 29, at Sacred Heart Church in Chazy. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by Rev. Ray Moreau, Pastor. The pall was placed on the casket by her daughter Patti Asta and her brother John West. A crucifix was placed by her niece Rita Cote Bedard. Readings were done by her nephews, Bruce West and Jack West and the gifts were presented by her niece Carol Hamel and nephew David Anderson. Organist was George Shnob and soloist was her great-nephew, Andrew West. Pall bearers were George Palmer, Fred Palmer, Andrew West, Robert West, Leo Cote, and Richard Matott. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, where Rev. Moreau recited committal prayers. Arrangements are in the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court St., Plattsburgh.