Elizabeth Bender86, secretary, active volunteer

By on August 4, 2011

Elizabeth "Bette" (Hackman) Bender, 86, of Lititz, formerly of Ephrata, passed away July 30, 2011 at Luther Acres Nursing Home, Lititz.

She was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Alger T. and Bertha (Eshleman) Hackman and was the wife of the late Eugene Bender, who passed away in January of 1987. She was the companion of Kenneth Adair.

Bette was a member of Grace E.C. Church, Ephrata. She was a volunteer for the Ephrata Community Hospital Gray Lady and an Ephrata Lioness. She was a wonderful caregiver. During her working years, she was a secretary for the W.W. Moyer Company.

She is survived by a son: Thomas A., husband of Linda (Grube) Bender, of Akron; two grandchildren: David, husband of Greta Bender; and Scott E. Bender; a great- granddaughter: Rilee; and a sister: Patricia Ebersole, of Lancaster.

A funeral service was held Aug. 3 at the Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata, with Pastor Jeff Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Akron. Memorial contributions in Bette’s memory may be made to Grace EC Church, 131 Terrace Avenue, Ephrata, PA 17522 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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