"Beth" L. Bender
Elizabeth "Beth" L. Bender, 93, of Springfield, died at 7:05 pm, Monday, November 5, 2012 at St. John's Hospice.
She was born October 8, 1919 in Springfield, to Jules and Vernetta Jamett LeFever. She married Adam J. Bender on September 24, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2000.
Her parents, one sister Amelia Sullivan and one brother, Marcel LeFever also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Gerald A. (Deborah) Bender of Sherman; two grandchildren, Christopher (Kanoelehua) Bender and Stephanie Bender both of Springfield and three great grandchildren, Emmalia, Kaiwi, Kalea.
Elizabeth was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She was a member of St. Joseph's church. She loved to shop and kept an immaculate house.
She worked for Sangamon Electric; Dr. Cannon, 7 to Heaven Dress Shop and was most recently a homemaker.
Visitation: 8-9 am, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at St. Joseph's Church.
Funeral Mass: 9 am, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at St. Joseph's Church with Monsignor Thomas Holinga officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church.
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