Florence Benner

Alton | Friday, December 17 2010

Florence Benner, 100 ½, died at 5:22 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 at Blu-Fountain Manor.

Born June 23, 1910 in Alton, she was the daughter of Phillip and Anna (Olhemeyer) Theisen.  She began working at the Olin Corporation during WWII worked there for 12 years.  She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. 

On January 1, 1933 in Alton, she married Harvey Benner.  He preceded her in death on September 4, 1999. 

Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Kay and Lonnie Bishop of Alton, and one granddaughter, Krystal M. Harris of Alton.  She was preceded in death by five brothers, Joseph, Leo, Elmer, Kenneth and Arthur Theisen and four sisters, Leona Ketterer, Edna Bensman, Alberta Yoder and Olinda Briggs. 

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.  Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

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