Marie M. Benner

October 6, 1924 - December 18, 2012

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Marie M. Benner, 88, of Souderton, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the skilled nursing unit of the Souderton Mennonite Homes, Franconia Twp. She was the beloved wife of 67 years to the late Charles B. Benner who died in 2009.

Born in Norristown, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Sadie (Moyer) Moyer.

A homemaker for most of her life, Mrs. Benner was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church. Along with her husband, she helped to plant the Salem Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School, and participated in the Sewing Circle. In her free time she also enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, traveling and quilting.

She is survived by a daughter, Christine Seasholtz and her husband William, of Hatfield; four sons: Dennis M. Benner and his wife Donita, of North Springfield, VT, C. David Benner and his wife Elfriede, of Perkasie, Timothy Benner and his wife Pamela of Telford, and Neil Benner and his wife Barbara of Souderton, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death a daughter-in-law, Faye Benner, and a brother, Raymond “Buddy” Moyer.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11 AM in the Summit View Auditorium of the Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit Street, Souderton, PA, 18964. Interment will follow in the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10-11 AM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Living Branches Foundation at the above address. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford.

Bernard Suess Funeral Home
606 Arch Street
Perkasie, PA 18944

Sadler Suess Funeral Home
33 North Main Street
Telford, PA 18969