Christiana Vannest

Christiana Lee Vannest, 70, of Ravenswood, W.Va., passed away April 27, 2013, at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston, W.Va.

She was born May 23, 1942 in Ravenswood, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Kenneth Benson and Sally Amber Benson.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her brothers, Chuck and Eileen Benson, Ravenswood, Ed and Linda Benson of Belpre, Rob and Kim Benson, Ravenswood, and Greg Benson, Ravenswood; three grandchildren, Patrick Mullins, Ravenswood, Levi Phillips and Allison Phillips, Ripley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m., at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor Pasi Sikio officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Friday, May 3 from 5-8 p.m.

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