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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1983  A to B

   Benner, Banks Elmer;   

Benner, Banks Elmer
, 91, of Fairfield, PA died November 12, 1983 at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. He was born in Thompsontown, PA. to David R and Sarah (Graybill) Benner. His wife, Elizabeth (Musselman) Benner, his wife of 70 years survivies. He was a charter member of the Fairfield Mennonite Church, Fairfield, PA.

He started the El Vista orchards in 1915. A charter member of the Fairfield Lions Club, and a member of the Fairfield Fire Company, the Pennsylvania and the Adams County Fruitgrowers Association.  

Survived by hs wife Elizabeth and two daughters: Arline E Bream of Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, and Mabert S Williams both of Gettysburg, PA; two sons: Lloyd E Benner of Fairfield, PA; and John D Benner of Hanover, PA; two brothers; Joseph T Benner of Lancaster, PA and David R Benner of Roaks, PA; one sister, Mrs. Ida Weber of Lititz, PA; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, on great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
Private service with interment in the Fairfield Union Cemetery. A memorial service was November 20, 1983 at the Fairfield Mennonite Church with the Rev. Russell Hale and the Rev. Jacob Myers jointly officiating.

Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 16458177
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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