C. Helen Benner, 88

C. Helen Benner, 88, formerly of Lancaster, died at The Mennonite Home on Sunday, May 30, 2010. She was the wife of the late Warren L. Benner, who died in 1995.

Born in Leitersburg, MD, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Eva Jane Steckel Ridenour. Helen worked at the former Garvin’s Department Store and then at the former Jack’s in Park City. She was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her daughter Jane, wife of Joseph Stehman, Willow Street, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and her siblings Evelyn Smith, Waynesboro, June Lynch, Hagerstown, MD and Mary Jane Kline, Burbank, CA. Her siblings Anna Mae Kline, Ruth Morganthal and Lamar Ridenour preceded Helen in death.

Helen’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of The Mennonite Home and Hospice of Lancaster County for the loving care they gave to her.

The Viewing will take place on Thursday, June 3, 2010, from 9:30-10:30 AM, followed by the Funeral at 10:30 AM with The Rev. Jeffrey N. Webb officiating, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Interment in Paradise Presbyterian Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions can be made in Helen’s memory to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 308 Petersburg Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 or Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 441 N. George St., Millersville, PA. To send an online condolence or for more information please visit

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I had the pleaser of knowing your mother at The Mennonite Home I was one of her housekeepers it was a joy to get to see her every morning.By cleaning her room witch she was allway greatful for or helping her to her meals taking her walker back to her room or letting her know how pretty she looked after her daughter would bring her back from getting her hair done to just sitting with her to talk a little bit she filled my days with joy her smile lit up my life my Helen days be filled with peace and no pain an joy will never forget her at this time my prayers go out to you and your family
God bless
Carmen Freiler

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.  Helen was a special neighbor on East Frederick Street.  I lived across the street from her for at least 30 years.  I enjoyed talking to her..
Helen Shenk

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