Thursday, January 16, 2014

Toni I. Benson Remembered


October 25, 1962 - July 5, 2013


Toni Benson was the first Local History Librarian at the Van Buren District Library.  She was appointed in 1995 and continued in that capacity until her death on July 5, 2013.  It was a job that she dearly loved and shared her enthusiasm with everyone.  Because of her passion for genealogy, she became a charter member of the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society in 1987.  She wore many hats as part of the society, including president.


We will miss Toni and the way that she encouraged us.  But because of that encouragement, I will be picking up the blog.  I hope to help and inform you in your genealogical research.  Please check back to see what is in this "new" blog.   Pam Pender, Local History Librarian