In loving memory of

Elizabeth Benedum
June 3, 1972 - August 28, 2020

Elizabeth June Benedum was born in Winona, Minnesota on June 3, 1972 to Richard and Thora Lombard, and passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on August 28, 2020 in Kasson, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her father Richard and is survived by her mother Thora, her son Marley, her husband Tom, her seven siblings (Brenda, Becky, Mona, Dave, Pete, Paul, and Patrick) and dozens of nieces and nephews. Elizabeth (or Bits, as she was known in her family) became a huge part of the Houston community when she founded Barista's Coffee House in 2008, and is loved by many. Her main passion in life was cats; over the years she found, cared for, and found "forever homes" for many of them.
A private service will be held for Liz's family at a future date, and donations may be given to the charities "Camp Companion" and "TabbyTown, USA" in her memory.


Jerry and Jeanne Tippery wrote on Sep 13, 2020:

"Our sympathies and prayers to all the family. Liz will truly be missed. Her genuine smile will always be remembered. Love the Tipperys"

Jean Kastenschmidt wrote on Sep 7, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Liz\'s passing. I know she fought her battle with all she had. Will always remember her passion for saving any animal in need and her welcoming smile every time I walked into Barista. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."

April Ledebuhr-Kerrigan wrote on Sep 3, 2020:

"Liz always had a sparkle or twinkle in her eye when I would stop by Barista\'s for a refreshing coffee when passing through town. We would talk for a while and I would go about my way. Thanks for sharing coffee so many times with me! Thoughts and prayers to family and friends!!! "

Kristine Oman wrote on Sep 1, 2020:

"I can\'t even find the words - Liz, you were an amazing woman with an enormous heart full of love. I am so happy we had a few occasions to enjoy some high school memories and catch up on life. You will leave us all with a void that can never be filled. Rest peacefully, my friend, and know that you are missed and loved by so many. Kristine (James) Oman"

Ellyn Baumann wrote on Sep 1, 2020:

"Rest In peace, wonderful Elizabeth. Will miss you. Ellyn Baumann"