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Avona Benner


Published: January 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Avona Benner, 83, of East Rochester, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Green Meadows in Louisville.

She was born June 12, 1933, in Minerva to Archie and Mary Avona (Craft) Doak. She was a member of the Minerva United Methodist Church and Columbiana County Farm Bureau. She graduated from Minerva High School and owned Benner Farms with her late husband Dale.

Avona Benner

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale Benner, who died Oct. 16, 2016; and a sister, Marlene Wade. She is survived by a daughter, Sabra Jo Lucas of Minerva; son, Duane (Cindi) Benner of East Rochester; stepdaughter, Connie Joe (Joe) Rohrer of Mechanicstown; two grandchildren, Stacey (Steve) Smith of Hanoverton, and Craig (Danielle) Benner; and two great-grandchildren, Bella and Owen.

Funeral Services were held Jan. 21 in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harley Wheeler officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

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