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Betty Jane Benner

Betty Jane Benner, 80, formerly of Plains Township and Hanover Township, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Mountain View Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev., following an illness.

Mrs. Benner was born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late Charles and Grace Morgan Mann, and attended Plains Township schools. She had been employed for many years by the garment industry in the Wyoming Valley and had been a member of the former Plains Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Agnes Glycenfer, and by her brother, William Mann.

Surviving are her children, Mrs. Linda J. Conway and her husband, William, Hanover Township; and Karen Benner, Las Vegas, Nev., with whom she had resided; grandchildren, Jessica Conway, Hanover Township; Jennifer Gunshannon and her husband, Tom, Gouldsboro; and William Conway III, Hanover Township; a great-grandchild (on the way); a sister, Mrs. Ruth Ann Kinney, Plains Township; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and that donations in Mrs. Benner's name be made to a .

Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 12, 2012
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