HUTCHINSON — Maxine Benton, 88, died December 2, 2012, at her home.She was born July 5, 1924, in Hutchinson to Jay and Nellie (Landis) Hollinger. On July 16, 1941, she married Farren Alvis Benton. He died December 11, 2002.She retired as co-owner/operator of Benton Floral and Greenhouse in Hutchinson and Newton. Maxine attended Medora Bible Church.Survivors include daughter, Diana Beasley (Steve), Yoder; three sons, Farren Benton Jr., Edwardsville, KS, Larry Benton (Connie), Lampe, MO, and Terry Benton, Hutchinson; brother, Lavon Hollinger, Wichita; sister, Frances Fraser, Vian, OK; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.Maxine was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Harlow Hollinger.Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Elliott Chapel with Pastor Wayne Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Darlow. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday with the family to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary.Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave condolences for Maxine’s family.