Norma J. Benner, 68

February 23, 2011
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AUG. 4, 1942-FEB. 22, 2011

Norma Jean Benner, 68, of Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, Md., died on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at her home.

Born Aug. 4, 1942, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Norman W. and Emmie Fayebelle Hines Gerberich.

She attended South Hagerstown High School.

She was employed for 45 years in the restaurant industry, working with several local clubs and serving a number of banquets.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She was a member of AARP and Funkstown American Legion Post 211.

She is survived by her husband, John A. Benner; two daughters, Elayne Seiler and husband, Kelley, and Pamela Molina and husband, Jose, all of Hagerstown; two sons, Dwayne Brunner and wife, Terry, of Pasadena, Md., and Dale Brunner and wife, Dianne, of Hagerstown; two brothers, Terry Gerberich of Maugansville, Md., and David Gerberich of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Ruth "Sissy" Miller, of Hagerstown; three stepsons, David Benner and wife, Lori, Mark Benner and wife, Theresa, and John Benner and wife, Brenda, all of Hagerstown; a special niece, Linda Shantz of Hagerstown; and 12 grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Christopher Moore will be celebrant. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown MD 21740.

Arrangements by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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