Florence S. (Shellenberger) Benner

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Florence S. (Shellenberger) Benner, 80, of Springfield, Mo., peacefully passed away to join her Lord, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at home.

Florence enjoyed being with her family, baking for her family and friends and teaching her great-granddaughters to bake cookies. She is remembered for her fine pies.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Florence is survived by: her husband of 63 1/2 years, Park Wayne Benner; her children, daughter, Carol Smith, of Morgantown, W.Va., son, David Wayne Benner and wife, Sharon, of Latrobe, daughter, Connie Benton and husband, Kevin, of Springfield, Mo., and daughter, Faith Benner, of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Feltman of Millerstown; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their thanks to Hospice Compassus for the loving and tender care given to Florence and her family during this time of illness and death.

A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 West Fall St., McAlisterville.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville. A committal will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Grace Assembly of God, Mt. Vernon St., Springfield, Mo.

For online tributes and condolences please visit www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.