Abby June Benifiel

02/26/1955 - 11/23/2020

Obituary for Abby June Benifiel

Abby Benifiel, 65 of Perry,IA passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at the Dallas County Hospital. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and Abby’s wishes, no services will be held at this time.
Abby June Benifiel was born February 26, 1955 in Myrtle Creek, Oregon the daughter of Eldridge Ben and Maria (Seifert) Mayhugh.
Abby spent most of her life in Perry. She graduated from Drake University and was an English teacher at Dowling High School before finishing her career teaching at Woodward Academy. She married Roland “Ron” Benifiel on August 10, 2000 in Adel, IA. Abby gave many hours to the Humane Society for her loving care for animals.
Survivors include her husband Ron Benifiel of Perry, IA; two sons, Adam (Angi Garrett) Anderson of Des Moines, IA, Jerrod Anderson of Ankeny, IA; one grandson, Zack Anliker of Perry, IA; two brothers Paul (Leslie) Mayhugh of Adel, IA, Jeff Mayhugh of Colorado Springs, CO; one sister Tanya (John) Harre of Adel, IA
Condolences and memorials to the family may be sent in Abby’s name, to Murdock Funeral Home, 1420 Warford Street, Perry, IA 50220. Online condolences may be left at

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Abby and I were cousins. I hadn't seen Abby in probably fifty years but spoke to her right after her daughter passed away. I'm sorry that we hadn't kept in better contact with one another. Condolences to the family. Hopefully perhaps the rest of Abby's family will keep in touch. Rest in Jesus arms Abby June.....
- Barbara R Blythe
What a loss for this world. Abby was one of the most compassionate and intelligent people I have ever known. She was also very generous with her gifts. She didn't talk about changing the world for the better, she did it with her actions. I miss her, as so many people in the Keeshond world do. She was known worldwide for her rescue efforts, and brought so much happiness to so many people because of the dogs she saved and rehomed. She will never be forgotten. My condolences to you Ron, Jerrod, Adam, and Zach.
- Lynda E Mallory
Abby, I'm sorry we lost touch through the years. I believe the last time we talked was the Earl May store in Clive. Not only were you the best artist of the class of 73 at Central Dallas, but probably the best artist from Central Dallas period. May God look over you & your family.
- Fred Crawford
What a great Friend. So many will miss her but none more than her family. I'm so sorry Ron for your loss. Breathe easy Abby and run with your loves at the Rainbow Bridge. Hug Chelsea.
- Rosemary Collier

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