Wilma Benter


Mrs. Wilma L. Benter, 87, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

She was born August 15, 1928, in rural Brownstown, Indiana, the daughter of the late Albert G. and Matilda “Tillie” (Hackman) Eggersman.

She married Harold A. Benter August 10, 1947, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, and he preceded her in death January 2, 2006.

Wilma was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church. She worked for Brownstown School Corporation in the cafeteria but dedicated her life to her family. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda O’Haver and Sonya Spray; two grandsons, Tyson (Rachel) O’Haver and Blake (Megan) O’Haver; three great-grandchildren, Elaina, Stephanie and Bryndal; and two sisters, Dorothy Otte Simmons and Maxine Newcomb.

Besides her parents and husband of almost 60 years, she was preceded in death by her brother, Willard Eggersman; two sisters, Mildred Thiele and Geneva Hoene; and an infant brother.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, the Rev. Philip Bloch, the Rev. James Rodriguez and Vicar Alex Hoffmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Brownstown Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends and family may gather at Voss Chapel in Seymour on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial checks may be written to St. Peters Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church Childcare Ministry.

Arrangements were made by Voss & Sons Funeral Service, Seymour, Indiana.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.