Phyllis Hess, Ohio

Rest in Peace

September 14, 2014

Categories: American Daffodil Society, Daffodil Enthusiasts, General

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Received from Kate Carney; Alma Bender was Dr. Bender’s sister in law and it was she who got him interested in daffodils. We will be going to the funeral tomorrow with Richard and Rebecca and the Darlings. She was the matriarch of the Tuscarora Daffodil Group in Chambersburg, PA. She would enter with her two daughters Grace and Linda under the name GAL Bender-they were the silver ribbon winners at most shows.


Alma B Bender Obituary

Date of Birth:

Wednesday, August 4th, 1920

Date of Death:

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Funeral Home:

William F. Sellers Funeral Home Inc.

297 Philadelphia Avenue




Alma B. (Beitzel) Bender, 94, of Chambersburg passed away on Wed.,Sept. 10, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born August 4, 1920 in Chambersburg, the daughter of the late Samuel and Annie E. (Boyer) Beitzel. She was a lifetime member of Central Presbyterian Church, past member of the choir and Semper Fidelis sunday school class, and a graduate of C. H. S. Class of 1938. Alma was a life member of the Chambersburg Garden Club, a member of the Tuscarora Daffodil and American Daffodil Groups and the Federated Garden Club, for which she traveled all over the state of Pennsylvania to judge at flower shows. She loved to arrange flowers and won lots of awards, especially for her daffodils. Among other organizations, she was as a member of the P.E.O. Alma loved to travel and took her children all over the Western and New England states, visiting many national parks. Alma love to entertain and to play cards, but she loved her family more than anything. Surviving are her three children: Grace A. Bender; Charles A. (Evelyn) Bender Jr.: David A. (Linda) Bender; six grandchildren: Brook, Jacklyn, Charles Conrad, Eric, Bryan, Alan and three great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Bender; a son, Samuel Bender; two sisters and two brothers; she was the last of five children. A funeral service will be held Mon., Sept. 15, 2014 at 2 PM in the Central Presbyterian Church with Rev. Scott Bowerman officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Alma’s name to the Central Presbyterian Church, 40 LWW, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Phyllis L Hess

Executive Director

3670 E. Powell Rd. Lewis Center, Oh 43035

The American Daffodil Society, Inc.






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