Mrs. Josephine Benton, age 88, a lifetime resident of McKinney, Texas passed away October 29, 2008. She was born on September 19, 1920, in McKinney to William Merrel and Sallie Lou (Brown) Benton. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of McKinney. She is survived by her sister, Phoebe Moore and her husband, Ken of Dallas, Texas; brother, Merrel Benton of McKinney; and several nieces, nephews and many friends. Her parents preceded her in death. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 31, 2008, at Fitzhugh Cemetery in the Forest Grove Community with Dr. Jim Palmer officiating. Family and friends are invited to Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Thursday afternoon to pay their respects and to sign the register book.