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Dorothy R. Benner, age 89, of Van Wert, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Hearth And Home in Van Wert.
She was born December 8, 1929, in Towamencin Township, PA. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Melvin C. Brandis and the late Luella (Reed) Brandis. She married Webster B. Benner, Jr. on March 1, 1947 in Worcester, Pennsylvania and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2018.
She is survived by her four daughters, Ellen (George) Huey of Zionsville, PA, Barbara (James R.) Early of Van Wert, Dolores Benner of Cridersville, OH, and Joan (Loren) Bailey of Orlando, FL. Eight Grandchildren, Annette (Mark) D'Amelio, George Huey, Jr., Wayne Gilbert, Jeffrey Huey, Pamela (Darren) Schallert, Brandon (Keri) Early, Stephanie (Mark) Haney, and J. Kyle (Nicole) Early, 15 Great - grandchildren, her brothers; Melvin (Alice) Brandis, Robert Brandis, and Donald (Darlene) Brandis and sister-in-law Mary Brandis.
She was also preceded in death by a brother Henry Brandis and sister-in-law Beatrice Brandis.
Dorothy worked at Ace Manufacturing in Pennsylvania before moving to Ohio. In Ohio she was a member of Welcome Wagon Club, Van Wert Women's Club, and Tuesday morning bowling. Dorothy enjoyed making crafts and going to craft shows, garage sales, flea markets, bingo and she loved her flowers. She was a very good cook and pie maker. She loved her family and playing cards and games with them.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 14, at Brickner Funeral Home with the Rev. Kurt Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow immediately in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 11:00 AM to Time of Services Saturday.
Preferred Memorials are to Hearth and Home or to a Charity of the Donor's Choice.