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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1993
Scope & Content Interview by Tara Benner of grandfather Charles B. Benner (b. 10/14/1922), son of Webster & Hannah Brunner Benner.
Notes Obituary:
Charles B. Benner, 86, of Souderton, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 in the Souderton Mennonite Homes, Franconia. He was the husband of Mary [sic, should be Marie] M. (Moyer) Benner, to whom he was married for 67 years.

Born in Lansdale, he was the son of the late Webster M. and Hannah (Brunner) Benner.

He was employed as a milkman for Rosenberger’s Dairy, Hatfield, for 41 years, until retiring in 1987, but continued working part-time for a number of years. Previously, he worked for the Dexdale Hosiery Mill, Lansdale. He was also a bus driver for the Penn View Christian School, Souderton.

He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia. He helped plant the Salem Mennonite Church, where he taught Sunday School and Bible School and sang in the Life With God Choir. He also served as a Sunday School superintendent and song leader.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons: Dennis M. Benner, and his wife Donita of North Springfield, Vt.; C. David Benner, and his wife Elfriede of Perkasie; Timothy Benner, and his wife Pamela of Telford; and Neil Benner, and his wife Barbara of Sellersville; a daughter, Christine Seasholtz, and her husband William of Hatfield; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters: Regina Moyer and Hannah Bannon, and her husband Norris, both of Souderton Mennonite Homes, and a brother, Webster Benner Jr., and his wife Dorothy of Van Wert, Ohio. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Ralph and Robert Benner, and a sister, Ruth Yoder.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 27 at 11 a.m. in the Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton, PA 18964. Interment was in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Agape Fund of the Souderton Mennonite Homes at the above address.
Object ID # 2013.25.75
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Benner, Charles B., 1922-2009
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes