MARY BENTON BENNINGER
Mary (Benton) Benninger, 84, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Pecan Tree Manor in Gainesville.
She was born on March 13, 1929, in Newton, Iowa, to Charles and Gladyce (Bicknell) Benton.
She graduated in 1946, from Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa, and from the Thompson School in Des Moines, Iowa. While in Des Moines, she also spent three years working as a dental assistant. Mary was married to Marvin Benninger of Muscatine at the Mulford Congregational Church in Muscatine, Iowa, on Sept. 4, 1949.
Marvin’s 36-year career with Sears took him and Mary to numerous places, including Alton, Ill.; Columbia, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Omaha, Neb.; Houston; San Angelo; Topeka, Kan.; and Oklahoma City, Okla. In addition to her role as homemaker, Mary also found time to volunteer at local hospitals and participate in local election activities.
Retirement brought Mary and Marvin to Lake Kiowa in 1987. While in retirement, Mary was active in the Women’s Club, Gourmet Club and the Ladies’ Golf Association. She also continued her involvement in the political process, overseeing the ballot box during various election contests. Mary also attended the Lake Kiowa Chapel.
Mary had a wide range of interests, and enjoyed card playing, crossword puzzles, fishing, golf, music and dancing and reading, particularly mysteries. She had a lively sense of humor, and made many friends with her engaging disposition. To the end she retained her sunny demeanor, despite battling Alzheimer’s disease for approximately a decade.
She leaves her husband of 64 years, Marvin; her son Jim and his wife Alexa Dulchinos of Newton, Mass.; her son David and his wife Jackie of Houston; her daughter Diane and her husband Don Pass of Richardson; and a sister, Frances Weiershauser, of Flint, Mich. In addition, she had eight grandchildren, Charlie Benninger and Katherine Benninger of Newton, Mass.; Brooke Benninger, Mark Benninger, Brett Benninger and Wade Benninger of Houston; Phillip Pass of Melbourne, Fla.; and Julia Pass of Richardson.
A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at the Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville with the Rev. J. Ray Smith officiating the service. Funeral arrangements were made by the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Alzheimer’s Foundation, or to the charity or organization of your choice.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
HELEN MARIE JONES
Funeral services for Helen Marie Jones, 79, of Gainesville, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Victor Cruz officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Gainesville.
She was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Lindsay.
Survivors include children, Chris Jones of Gainesville and Diane Twesme of McKinney; siblings, Jeanne Hoenig, Patsy Rohmer, Stella Stinnett, Shirley Dorsch, David Neu, Donna Boschert and Dennis Neu; and six grandchildren.
Visitation is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Bradley J. Neu Memorial Scholarship Fund at First State Bank of Gainesville, 801 E. California St., Gainesville, TX 76240.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
ELEONORE CHRISTINE KLEMENT
MUENSTER — Funeral services for Eleonore Christine Klement, 93, of Muenster are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Ken Robinson officiating.
Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Muenster.
Mrs. Klement died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Muenster.
She was born June 16, 1920, in Muenster.
Survivors include children, Jeanette Fitzpatrick, Sharon Wolf, Wayne Klement, Claude Klement, Doyle Klement and Mark Klement; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Sacred Heart Community Center.
Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Outreach or Sacred Heart ACTS.
NELL AUGUSTA COLEMAN McCARLEY
Memorial services for Nell Augusta Coleman McCarley, 76, of Gainesville, are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at United Methodist Church in White Deer with the Rev. Dr. Jerry R. Lane officiating under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mrs. McCarley died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Gainesville.
She was born Sept. 19, 1937 in Ingram.
Survivors include husband, Bill McCarley of Gainesville; children, Dianna Roberts of Allen and Deborah Parsley of White Deer; mother, Dorothy Coleman of Pampa; brother, James Coleman of Shamrock; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Home Hospice of Cooke County, 316 S. Chestnut St., Gainesville, Texas 76240.
You may sign the online registry at www.carmichael-whatley.com.
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