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Elizabeth L. “Betty” Bendele PDF Print
Monday, April 01, 2013 8:04 AM


Oct. 30, 1926 - March 28, 2013

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Bendele, 86, of Delphos passed away at 5p.m. on Thursday at Vancrest Healthcare of Delphos.

She was born to Carl and Eulalia (Kalt) Mueller and was raised by her step-mother Florence (Feathers) Mueller; they all preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to Rudolph Bendele on Oct. 30, 1947; he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1995.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Linda Bendele of Delphos, Elaine (Lee) Ulm of Delphos and Janet (Steve) Howell of Spencerville; 2 sisters; Rita (John) Deerhake of Lima and Margie Mick of SC; 1 brother, Larry (Shirley) Mueller of Spencerville; 5 grandchildren; Chad (Lisa) Ulm, Carrie (Dr. Matthew) Akers, Leslie (Koby) Gladen, Cody Howell and Brian Howell; 4 great-grandchildren; Reagan and Grant Ulm and Korbyn and Kyla Rae Gladen; special sisters-in-law JoAnn Mueller of Spencerville and Helen Bendele of Delphos.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Don Mueller and Thomas Mueller.

Mrs. Bendele was a homemaker and early in life worked at W.T. Grant Company in Delphos. Later, she worked with her husband as office manager at Spencerville Lumber Company. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a past member of the CD of A and a volunteer at Delphos Interfaith Thrift Store. She enjoyed traveling to her winter home in Florida and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11a.m. on Tuesday at St. John Evangelist Church, with Father Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be a Parish Wake beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Autism Speaks or Delphos St. John’s.


Last Updated on Monday, April 01, 2013 9:19 AM

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