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Wayne Benner

d. May 23, 2014

Wayne D. Benner, 77, Millmont

Wayne Doyle Benner, 77, of 30 Lincoln Chapel Rd., since 1968, entered into rest at 10:07 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born December 28, 1936, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Stewart and Lulu (Geiswite) Benner. On May 9, 1959, in Tracy City, Tennessee, he married the former Bobbye G. Griswold, who preceded him in death June 22, 2005.

Wayne was a member of the Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, Laurelton.

He was a 1954 graduate of Mifflinburg High School.

Wayne served in the Army from May 20, 1957 until his honorable discharge May 19, 1959.

He was employed at the Laurelton Center for 29 years until he retired in 1997 from the position of painter foreman.

Wayne was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed bowling in his active years. In later years he enjoyed his granddaughters and watching sports on TV.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael W. Benner of Millmont, and Steven B. and Kelly M. Benner of Williamsport; two granddaughters, Katie M. and Abigail A. Benner, both of Williamsport; and two sisters, Erma Orndorf of Woodward, and Shirley Katherman of Laurelton.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Benner, on December 24, 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Lincoln Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 156, Laurelton, PA 17835.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.

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