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Marjorie Benner

Mrs. Marjorie Ann Benner, 72, of Fountain City, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 15.
   Marjorie was born on August 20, 1943 in Wayne County, Indiana to Robert O. and Betty E. McIntire Moody, both of whom preceded her in death. She attended Whitewater schools for 11 years before graduating from Fountain City High School in 1961. She earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Ball State University. Marjorie influenced children in her classroom for 45 years, including 44 at Rose Hamilton Elementary School in Centerville. She could always be found at her children’s, and later her grandchildren’s, activities, supporting them as well as everyone else’s kids. She was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crafting and playing Bridge for many years.  
   Marjorie will be missed by her husband of 49 years, Richard L. Benner, whom she married on August 13, 1966; three sons, Tony Benner (Curtis); Tim Benner (Sabrina) and Brian Benner; grandchildren, Taylor Benner, Spencer Benner and Payton Benner; sister, Marsha Shepherd (Darrel); aunt, Phyllis Williams; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Marilyn Barth and niece, Deanna Shepherd.
   Marjorie’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

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I loved Marge like a sister. In then early 70's, I was her teacher's aide for her 3rd grade class at Rose Hamilton Elementary.  In fact, my Kathy, was in that class.  One day I told Marge I had a dream that she was pregnant.   She gave me an odd look and revealed to me months later that she was indeed pregnant with twins!  We always had that "psychic" connection.
When I went on to a new job, we remained good friends and played in the same bridge group (along with her mom, Betty) for years. The last time I saw Marge was when we played bridge in November on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Marge was an excellent teacher, well-loved by her students.  She died much too early. I will truly miss her.

Marie Hopper Jan 21 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to you, Tony and your entire family! No words can ease the pain you are going thru! I only can offer my sincerity and prayers. Now you have an angel over there, guarding and protecting you!

Nina Roskina Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM

To all of Marjorie's family,

My sincere sympathy for the loss of Marjorie. She was a dear friend and almost seemed like sister to me during our elementary and high school years at Whitewater. We spent many, many hours, days, and wonderful times together. She was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly.

Melany Wooley Jan 20 2016 12:00 AM

Dick and family,
I had the pleasure of getting to know Margie when we were freshman room
mates at Ball State. Then what a surprise when she married my high school classmate and neighbor. She always had such a wonderful smile and laugh. I'm sure that the many children she had as students will remember her as one of their favorite teachers. May time heal your sorrow and let fond memories be part of the healing process.

Donna Kramer Hensey Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

Marsha, so sorry to hear about Marjorie. Please accept our sympathy at this time.  You and the rest of family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Randy and Brenda Jefferies-Shewman Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

I wish I could stop the pain you are going through.....she was a blessing to everyone who knew her....a great neighbor.

Evelyn Sharvin Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with family and Richard at this time. I've known some family quite some time. Went to school with her Mother some years ago.  Love, Nellie

Nellie cheek Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM


Remembering days gone by. You will be missed but not forgotten. Eugene Starbuck

Eugene Starbuck Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

Richard, I was so sorry to hear of Marjorie's passing.  We went to high school together until she left to go to Ft. City HS.  We will miss her at our class reunions.  I will make sure that our classmates know of her passing.  God bless you and the family.  Our prayers are with you.

Charlotte & John Ferguson Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM

Tony and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Marjorie when I was a child at the Centerville Stamp Club. What a wonderful person. Her kind spirit will be missed by everyone that knew her. Holding you all close in prayer during this most difficult time.

Seth Thomas Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM

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