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Gloria S. Benbow

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Gloria S. Benbow

COLUMBUS: Gloria S. Benbow, 87, of Columbus, died 12:20 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Bristol Village, Waverly, following an extended illness.

She was born August 4, 1925, in Racine, Ohio, to the late John A. and Claudia Bigley Schaefer. On September 15, 1946, she married Ford William "Bill" Benbow, who died July 27, 2005.

Surviving are sons, Ford Schaefer (Evelyn) Benbow, of Anacortes, WA and Joseph William Benbow, of Stow, Ohio; grandchildren, Lisa (Richard) Adams and Brian William (Amanda) Benbow; and a niece, June (Ray) Johnson, of Chillicothe, OH.

She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Schaefer; and a sister, Virginia Armstrong.

Gloria was a charter member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Columbus and also attended the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly. She was a 1942 graduate of Chillicothe High School and later graduated from Otterbein College. Gloria was a school teacher for 33 years for Columbus Public Schools. She was a member of the Columbus and Franklin County Education Associations and Phi Beta Psi and Chi Omega Sororities.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 in Grandview Cemetery with Rev. Richard S. Hays officiating. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on May 16, 2013
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