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Lazarus Project

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.

1986  A to B

    Benner, Elizabeth M. Musselman;  

Benner, Elizabeth M. Musselman
, 98, of Fairfield, PA died November 30, 1986 at Michael Manor, Gettysburg. She was born December 30, 1887 in Leacock, Lancaster Co., PA to  John and Elizabeth Sensenig Musselman. Her husband was Banks E Benner, he died in 1983.

She was a charter member of the Fairfield Mennonite Church. She assisted her husband in the operation of the E. L. Vista Orchards. She was a member of the first graduating class of the New Holland High School in 1908. Her brother was the late C. H. Musselman and she and her husband ran one of the first apple packaging operations in Adams Co., PA. She was a charter member of the Green Acres Auxiliary. She started the 4-H Club in Fairfield and was the director of the Adams County Red Cross for a number of years. She helped organize the Fairfield Community Band and was also a member of the Fairfield homemakers Association.

Surviving are three children, Arline Benner Bream, Mabert Benner Williams, both of Gettysburg, PA and John D Benner, Hanover, PA; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeased by her husband Banks, a son Lloyd E. Benner.

Funeral service was December 3, 2010 at the Fairfield Mennonite Church with her pastor, the Rev. Joyce M Shutt, officiating. Interment will be in Fairfield Union Cemetery.
Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 16458434 
and The Gettsburg Times December 1, 1986
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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