Friday, November 14, 2014

Ella M. Benning (November 7, 2014)

Ella M. Benning age 76, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 11:01 A.M. on Friday, November 7, 2014 in Shelby County. Ella was born April 19, 1938 in Auglaize County, Ohio to the late Sylvanus T. & Ruth B. (Katterhenry) Kuck.

Ella is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Jeffrey & Jeannie Heffner of Hilliard, Ohio; daughters & son-in-law, Diana L. McDonald & Bill Harrolle of Olney, Illinois and Erin & Dale Meyer of Versailles, Ohio; step-children, William E. & Rhonda Heffner III of Dublin, Ohio, Gary & Jenny Heffner of St. Marys, Ohio, Terry & Linda Heffner of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Cathy & John Taylor of Norway, Michigan; 24 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Robert & Cindy Kuck of Celina, Ohio; sister-in-law, Jean Kuck of California; and 7 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ella was also preceded in death by her husband, William E. Heffner Jr.; and brother, Kenneth K. Kuck.

Ella was a registered nurse at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys from 1960 to 1991. Ella attended the Covington Presbyterian Church in Covington, Ohio.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Covington Presbyterian Church 30 North Pearl Street Covington with Pastor Greg Kurtz and Rev. Charles McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery in New Knoxville, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles High School Musical Theatre. Condolences for the family may be expressed through