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Ryan Keith Benton

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Ryan “Keith” Benton, the youngest of seven, passed away at the age of 49. He was born May 19, 1971 to Ernest Carl and Norma Jean Benton, in Barberton, Ohio.

Keith attended Copley High School and lived in the Akron area all his life. He was employed at his brother Tim’s business “Countermakers”, until Tim’s death in 2019. Keith could often be found in the kitchen and never hesitated to offer a meal to family and friends. He didn’t have a lot, but he had the love of his family, a kind and sharing heart, and an infectious smile and laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family, who couldn’t be more proud of the incredible strength he showed over the last 6 months.

Keith was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Carl; his mother, Norma Jean; brother, Timothy; and nephew, Wyatt Jackson. He is survived by his siblings, Ernie (MaryLisa) Benton, Diana (Bill) Siegenthaler, Renee (Jeff) Kriebel, Donnie (Lynn) Benton, Jan (Jeff) Jackson, Tim O’Daniel; and six nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid restrictions, private services will be held. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Akron Food Bank.



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