68611 -- Esther Y. (Buell) Whittaker Benedict



Obituary: South Bend (IN) Tribune of Sat. 29-Jun-1996 p.A5

Esther Y. Benedict
Feb. 10, 1915 - June 25, 1996

Esther Y. Benedict, 81, or West 6th Street, Mishawaka, died at 4 p. m. Tuesday, June 25, at her residence.
She was the daughter of Winifred Zolman and Clint Buell. She was born in Warsaw, Ind. on Feb. 10, 1915. She was a homemaker and also worked for the Bendix Corporation in South Bend.
As Esther Y. Buell, she married Wilbur Whittaker who preceded her in death in 1937. She then married Clifton Benedict in Mishawaka on Jan. 22, 1939, he preceded her in death in September of 1962. She then married Earl Benedict on Feb. 29, 1964, who preceded her in death in March of 1987.
Surviving are three daughters, Billie Jean Bell, of Portland, Ore., Peggy Chavis of Denton, N. C. and Donna Lee Milbern of Iola, Kan., one son, Richard Benedict of Plymouth, Ind., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Four sisters, Margaret Schultz of South Bend, Ind., Kathryn Thompson of Sacramento, Calif. and Eileen Price of Cassopolis, Mich., Darlene Doolin, Mishawaka, Ind.; one brother, Eldon Buell of South Bend, Ind.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 North Main Street, Mishawaka, with the burial at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, with Rev. James Campbell officiating.
Mrs. Benedict attended the Peoples Church of South Bend and was a volunteer for Foster Grandparents. She also was a Foster Parent for several children in the area.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. Joseph County.


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