Neva Benjock passed from this life June 21, 2019 in Oklahoma City. She was born on a farm in Wellston, OK on September 21, 1924 to T.E. and Jacqueline Thomas Vaughn. Neva was abandoned by her mother at the age of 8 and was raised by her father and grandparents.
During WWII, she went to work for Douglas Aircraft as a Rosie the Riveter; during this time she met Stephen Benjock. Neva and Stephen were married March 24, 1944 in South Carolina. They moved to Oklahoma City in 1954 to raise their family. In 1946, Neva joined the Catholic Church and was a founding member of St. James the Greater Catholic Church. She was deeply devoted to God and her family. Neva very much enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, and cooking for her family.
She died as she lived: “with a sound mind and a heart of gold” to be received by loving God and many friends. The rest is up to us—don’t stop believing.
Neva was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Stephen Bernard Benjock; daughter, Donna Benjock; daughter in law, Kris Benjock; and grandson, Justin Kelley.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, children: Carol Shreve, Kathy Schumann and husband Dave, Ronnie Benjock, Joe Benjock and wife Ana, and Mary Kelley and husband Tim; grandchildren: Amie, Allison, Jennifer, Matthew, Nathan, Joshua, Jacob, Ryan, and Jason; great grandchildren: Ava, Taylor, Hailey, Luke, Harper, Faith, Nora, Nehemiah, and Genesis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11am Thursday, June 27 at St. James the Greater Catholic Church.