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Obituary: Lillie R. Bense, Columbus

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Lillie R. Bense, 73, of Columbus, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at her home.

Lillie was born October 1, 1940, in Columbus, to the late U. Grant and Elnora Chastain Olmstead. She married Edward H. Bense October 5, 1957. He preceded her in death January 5, 2005.

Lillie was a member of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street, with Pastor Wes Jones officiating. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the Bense family at

Lillie is survived by her children, Jerry R. (Lisa) Bense, Roger D. (Robin) Bense, and Betty S. (Danny) Eudy, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Amy Bense, Jerry Bense Jr., Bridget Burnett, Shelby Bense, Taylor Bense, Nicholas Bense, Paisley Bense, and Timmy Fivecoat; great-grandchildren, Claire Bense and Brooklynn Fivecoat; five brothers; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Michael Bense; four brothers; and three sisters.

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