Person:Misha Thompson (1)

Misha Claire Thompson
b.6 Dec 1897 California, MO
d.26 Dec 1991 Kansas City
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Name Misha Claire Thompson
Gender Female
Birth? 6 Dec 1897 California, MO
Marriage 2 Jan 1918 to George Alexander Benintendi
Death? 26 Dec 1991 Kansas City
Burial? 28 Dec 1991 Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Misha Claire Benny, 94, east Kansas City, died Dec. 26, 1991, at St. Joseph Health Center. She was born in California, MO., and moved to Kansas City in 1947. Mrs. Benny was a practical nurse, retiring in 1965. She was a member of the Kansas City Baptist Temple. Survivors include two sons, Bob Benintendi of Springfield, MO, and Ralph Benintendi, Laramie, WY; four daughters, Mary Smith, Webb City, MO, Margie McAdams, Elon College, NC, Betty Lodyga, Buffalo, NY, and Eva Brown, Kansas City, KS; two sisters, Desda Maggio, Kansas City, and Dollie Myers, Buffalo, MO; and 16 grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 3pm today at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 10am to 1pm today at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel.

(Source: The Kansas City Star, publication date Dec. 28, 1991, pages C3, C4, C5.)

Note that Misha Claire changed her last name to "Benny" from Benintendi, due to the discrimination against Italians in those days, according to oral family history.