Mildred P. Benner, 89, of Macungie, and formerly of Durham and Springfield townships, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2019 at home. Mildred was the beloved wife of Kermit R. Benner, with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage on Dec. 26, 2018. Mildred was a daughter of the late William W. and Helen M. (Bodder) Herman. After attending Springfield High School, Mildred graduated from the Allentown School of Cosmetology and worked at the former Oswald Beauty Salon in Allentown. She also enjoyed cleaning, working for several families as a housekeeper. Mildred was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown, where she enjoyed attending Ladies Bible Study, Sunday school and worship services as her health allowed.
Mildred is survived by her husband: Kermit R. of Macungie; son: Terrry R. (Alana) of Coopersburg; granddaughters: Julie (John) Webb of Reno, Nev., Jessica (Terry) Lorincz of Alburtis. Mildred was further blessed to be a great-grandmother to Mackenzie, Summer and Brooke Lorincz, Sonoma, Marin and Hudson Webb. She was predeceased by grandson: Terry Kevin Benner; and sister: Emily Rohn.
Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown. The calling hour will be followed by the service at 11 a.m. The interment will conclude services at Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103.