Marion M. Benest, age 93, of Brainerd, passed away Sept. 10, 2012. Longtime volunteer at the Brainerd Senior Center. Welcome Wagon Hostess for many years. Preceded in death by husband, Glenn. Survived by children, Barry R. (Sally) Benest, of Maple Grove, Minn., Janet (Dennis) Lingle, of Osprey, Fla., Jane (Michael) Gordon, of Cardiff, Calif., Marney (Kent) Pietsch, of Burlington, N.D.; sister, Barbara Sande, of Baxter, Minn. Memorial gathering Friday, Sept. 14 from 1-3 p.m. at Good Samaritan Bethany Community Room, 804 Wright St., Brainerd, Minn. Memorials preferred to donor’s choice. Cards may be sent to Jan Lingle, 1140 Beachcomber Court, Osprey, FL 34229.