Clara Mae Benner

Clara Mae Benner passed away on May 7, 2020 at Litchfield Terrace Assisted Living in Arizona at the age of 94.

She is survived by her son Donald Jr. (Alice), of Fairborn, Ohio, daughter Debra (Mark), of Goodyear, Ariz., brothers Paul and Donnie, both of Pennsylvania and sister Beverly, of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by granddaughters Dana (Brian), of Dayton, Ohio, and Dawn Marie of West Liberty, Ohio; five great-grandsons, Logan, Jacob, Hunter and Dylan of Dayton, Ohio and Alec of West Liberty, Ohio; great-granddaugther Alyssa, of West Liberty, Ohio, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, her mother Margaret and her father Stanford Custer, her brother Stanford and sisters Elanor (Tuty), Jean (Sis), Betty and Lois.

Clara loved her family and was a very patriotic military wife, and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was especially proud that her children along with her oldest great-grandsons are serving their country as well.

Clara will be missed by many friends, including those at the Grove Assisted Living, Estrella Retirement and Annetta, her caregiver at Litchfield Terrace Assisted Group Home as well as her loving family.

Her final resting place is the National Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.

In lieu of flowers, donations to hospice are requested.