News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 16, 2013

Mable ‘Tootie’ Malone Compton Benjamin


The Tribune-Star

---- — Mable “Tootie” Malone Compton Benjamin, 89, of Terre Haute, passed away April 13, 2013, at 12:24 p.m. She was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Paris, Ill., to Charles Franklin and Lottie Belle (Meeks) Malone.

She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Gail Jean Randolph and husband Bob, Carol Ann Land and husband Tim; and brother, Pete. She also is survived by three grandchildren, Bob Randolph and wife Jamie, Michelle Kirkman and husband Tim, Elizabeth Cain and husband Oliver; great-grandchildren, Renee’, Hannah, Lauryn and Bobby Randolph, Ian Henderson and wife Chelsa, Eric and Lea Henderson, Josh Kirkman, Zach Jones, Noah Strassler, Brooklyn, Madeline, and Benjamin Cain; and one great-great-grandchild, Lucas Henderson; five stepchildren, Becky, Christie, Beth, Kenny and Dan and their children. Waiting to welcome her home is her infant daughter, infant granddaughter, mom, dad, husband Ray, brother “Nook,” and sisters Patty and Jackie,  

She liked playing cards, dancing, painting, traveling, yard sales, and helping family and friends. She was always involved in the planning of family reunions. When asked how she was, her favorite reply was, “finer than frog hair.”  She was employed by City Hall, Vigo County School Corporation, Operating Engineers, and volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul in Indianapolis.

She was cremated as per her wishes. There will be a celebration of life for Tootie today from 4 to 7 p.m., at Maryland Community Church on Indiana 46 South. DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, assisted with the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be made at:

www.debaunfuneralhomes.com