JEFFERSON — Evelyn J. Bender, age 73, of Jefferson, died late Saturday evening, Oct. 26, 2013, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
She was born March 19, 1940, in Ashtabula, the daughter of James W. and Leona E. (Ladig) Tower and had lived in Jefferson since 1987, coming from Madison. She was married to Dallas A. Bender on Sept. 17, 1988, in New Fame, N.Y.
Mrs. Bender was a retired employee of Glastics Corp. in Jefferson. Her interests included raising horses and dogs, flower gardening and going to auctions.
Survivors include three children, Robert Pasco of Concord Township, Charles Pasco of Kingsville Township and Treasa Long of Jefferson; three step-children, Gary Bender of New Castle, Pa. and Lori Bender and Shawn Bender, both of Elwood City, Pa.; three grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dallas in 2010; and a sister, H. Jean Temnikar.
Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, at the Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATORY, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with Alisa Nierzejewski, Certified Celebrant, leading the Service. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Calling Hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the Funeral Home.
Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com and starbeacon.com.