In Memory of




Obituary for Elsie Mae Benner

Elsie Mae Benner, 96, formerly of McAlisterville, entered into eternity at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the Bridges at Brookline, Mifflintown.

Born on September 22, 1926 in Delaware Twp., Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Tessie (Brubaker) Hart.

In April 1943, she was married to her surviving husband, Lawrence L. Benner, with whom she was blessed to share over 79 years of marriage before her passing.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: one son, Gary Benner and wife Jane of McAlisterville; one daughter, Nancy Potter of McAlisterville; her grandchildren, Alan Potter and his wife Heidi of Middleburg, Anne Feltman and her husband Rodney of McAlisterville, Glenda Barry and her husband Patrick of Dublin, Ireland, and Angie Varner of Philadelphia; two great granddaughters, Michaela and Tara Feltman; one son in law, Alan Varner; two sisters in law, Betty Hart of Richfield and Esther Hart of McAlisterville; and many generations of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Naomi Varner; one grandson, Dennis Benner; one son in law, Roy Potter; brothers and sisters in law, Gerald Hart and his wife Fern, Wayne Hart and his wife Dorothy, Bill Hart and his wife Helen, Ray Hart, Jay Hart and his wife Mabel, and Mildred Kaegel and her husband Robert.

Elsie Mae was an active member of her church, Bunkertown Brethren Church, where, in the past, served along with her husband as a Deacon and was an Adult Sunday School Teacher. She also helped with the Quilting Ladies of her church for years and made many beautiful quilts in her home.

Mrs. Benner was an avid reader and also loved to read her Bible every day.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Bunkertown Brethren Church, 52 Bunkertown Road, McAlisterville with her Pastor’s Wes Stahl and Steve Osenga officiating. Interment will follow in the Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown.

A viewing will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of the funeral services at 2:00 PM on Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Benner’s memory can be made to the Bunkertown Brethren Church. 52 Bunkertown Road, McAlisterville, PA 17049 or to the Samaritans Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NX 28607.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

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