Clara Benning

Clara May Benning, 83, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Meadow View Senior Living Center.

She was born on July 17, 1929, in Dimock, to the late Leo B. and Minnie E. (Thomas) Stevens.

Her daughter, Jacklyn Garforth, predeceased her.

Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Lois Benning, Pottstown, Dale and Sue Benning, Nehawka, Neb.; five grandchildren and spouses, Shannon and Robert Miller, Omaha, Neb., Kelly and Orion Berg, Plattsmouth, Neb., Travis and Rachel Benning, Murray, Neb., Heather and Robert Keller, North Augusta, S.C., Dawn Garforth, San Clemente, Calif.; six great-grandchildren, Kate and Jeffrey Miller, Olivia and Meredith Berg, Jocelyn Dudley, Jared Armstrong; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace Harvey, Montrose, Edith and Bruce Conklin, South New Milford, and Jean and John Castrogiovanni, Montrose; many nieces and nephews.

Clara retired from the PA Turnpike after 24 years of service. She was a member of the AAA Advisory Council of Susquehanna County.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at the South New Milford Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Thomas, of the South New Milford Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Jersey Hill Cemetery, Auburn Twp. The family will receive friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to South New Milford Baptist Church.

Published in Susquehanna County Independent from July 2 to July 9, 2013