Bernice I Benham
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Obituary for Bernice I Benham

Bernice I. Benham, age 94 of Demopolis, Al and formerly of Rosewood, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Alabama. Born on April 25, 1923 in Lena (Miami County), Ohio she was the daughter of the late Charles “Gus” and Mary (Covault) Harmon. She married John Van Horn on January 20, 1943 and he was killed in France during WWII in March 1945. Together they had two children, Robert Van Horn, deceased, and Joyce Buroker of Demopolis, AL. She married Dale W. Benham on November 18, 1947 and he preceded her on February 5, 2017. Together they had a son Charles Benham who survives in Lewis Center, OH. Bernice is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A brother, Norman “Bud” Harmon survives in Rosewood along with several nieces and nephews. Bernice was a 1941 graduate of Rosewood High School. She and Dale were the former owners of B & B Grocery in Rosewood. She was a member of the Rosewood United Methodist Church. Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m in the Rosedale Cemetery, N. St. Rt. 235, Conover with Reverend Andy Leighty presiding. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to
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