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Lena E. (Lengrich) Bennett

January 26, 2012

    Lena E. (Lengerich) Bennett, 85, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Swiss Village, in Berne.
    Lena was born on November 8, 1926, in Portland to the late John and Louise (Schmidt) May.
    On April 27, 1946, she married Richard B. Lengerich. He preceded her in death.
    On July 26, 1995, she married her second husband, Winton J. Bennett. He also preceded her in death, on August 2, 1998.
    Lena was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Women of St. Mary. She retired in 1981 after 20 years of service with the Corning Glass company.
    She is survived by a son, John R. (Dianne) Lengerich of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Mary Lou (Tom) Scheumann of Decatur; Diane (Lynn) Probst of Ohio City, Ohio; and Virgene Richb of Panama City, Fla; two sisters, Rosemary Freiburger, of Yoder, Ind.; and Jane May, of Decatur; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Lengerich; and two brothers, Robert and Victor May.
    Visitation will be on Friday, January 27, from 3-7 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 2:30.
    A 9:20 a.m. prayer service will be held on Saturday, January 28, also at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Father David Voors will be officiating. Burial is in St. Joseph Catholic cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to Family Life Care (Hospice) or St. Joseph School.

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