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Benis Breidenbaugh

August 23, 1909 — September 30, 2012

Benis Breidenbaugh, age 103, of Cuzco, Indiana passed away September 30th, 2012 at Brookside Village in Jasper, Indiana.

She was born on August 23rd, 1909 in Cuzco, Indiana to John S. Harrison and Mattie “Morgan“ Harrison.

She married Elmer Breidenbaugh on April 27th, 1947 and he preceded her in death.

She graduated from Oakland City College with a teaching degree.

She was a member of the Indiana Retired Teacher’s Association and a member of the Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Benis enjoyed teaching, loved gardening and growing her own food and canning. She enjoyed living the simple farm life. She had a nurturing spirit which aided her in taking care of her parents and brother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, (2) Brothers - Chalmer Harrison, and Merrill Harrison, (1) Infant Brother, and (1) Infant Sister.

She  is survived by:

(1) Step-Daughter Doris Blanchard Indianapolis, Indiana

(12) Step-Grandchildren Numerous Great-Grandchildren (7) Cousins

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of the Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church in French Lick, Indiana. Friends may call on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 from 12:00 (noon) to 2:00pm, the time of service, at the Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church.  

Rev. Marcia Carpenter will officiate.  

Burial will follow at the Cuzco Cemetery in Cuzco, Indiana.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church, 9991 West County Road 175 South, French Lick, Indiana 47432.
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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church

9991 W Co Rd 175 S, French Lick, IN 47432

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