Mrs. Kathryn Clarkson

Mrs. Kathryn Benson Clarkson, 26, a Burlington native, died of natural causes Sunday Feb. 19, at Presbyterian hospital, Dallas, Texas.

She was born Jan. 12, 1952, the daughter of Paul E. and Patricia Lightfoot Benson, She graduated from Burlington high school in 1970, attended George Washington university, Washington D.C., and graduated from Southern Methodist university, Dallas.

She married Jonathon Marsh Clarkson in June of 1974 at Burlington. She worked at William Bass Co. Design Center, Dallas.

Surviving: the husband; parents, Burlington: two sisters, Mrs. John E. (Barbara) Smith II, Atlanta Ga., and Susan Benson, attending college in Madrid, Spain; brother, John C. Benson, Burlington: grandmother, Mrs. Charles McLinn, Burlington.

Funeral was held Monday at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal church, Dallas.

Graveside services, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aspen Grove cemetery, Rev. William Clarkson IV. A memorial fund has been established at Presbyterian hospital, Dallas.

Burlington Hawk Eye

Monday February 20, 1978


From the Corsicana (Texas) Daily Sun  Monday 20 February 1978
Mrs. J. M. Clarkson
Dallas.  Memorial services for Mrs. Jonathan Mash Clarkson, 26, of Dallas daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. William Clarkson III of Corsicana, were to be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Dallas with the Rev. Robert Estill officiating.

Mrs. Clarkson died Sunday morning in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas after a brief illness.

Graveside services and burial will be at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa Tuesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. William Clarkson IV conducting the services.

Mrs. Clarkson, a native of Burlington, Iowa, graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1973.  She married Jonathan M. Clarkson of Corsicana and Dallas on June 29, 1974.

She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edward Benson of Burlington, Iowa; her parents-in-law Mr. and Mrs. William Clarkson of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. John E. Smith of Atlanta, Ga., and Miss Susan Elizabeth Benson of Dallas, an SMU student; one brother John Paul Benson and her grandmother Mrs. Charles E. McLinn.

Pallbearers for the Dallas services Monday included Leland, White, Nickey Carter, Steve Sasser, John Wooldridge, Ty Willis, William M. Bass and Sam Henry, all of Dallas, Randy Harmon, Memphis, Tenn., Jeff Thrall of Chicago, Ill; and William Bruce Robinson Jr. of Houston.