July 10, 1921 — Dec. 28, 2010
BREMEN — Hazel Leona (Benninghoff) Staner, 89, S. Whitlock St., Bremen, died at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Community Hospital of Bremen, following a brief illness. She had been in declining health since 2005
She was born July 10, 1921 in Hamlet to George “Clem” and Mary (Allen) Benninghoff and moved to the Argos Community in 1948.
She married Oliver “Ollie” Staner March 31, 1941 and became a homemaker. He preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1992.
Hazel was a member of the Green Township Home Economics Club and Home & Hobby Home Economics Club. She had attended Jordan Baptist Church and the Argos Wesleyan Church, both of Argos.
She is survived by a son, Larry Staner and wife Gerri of Bremen; daughter, Judy Stewart of Pierceton; nine grandchildren: Cheryl Brown of Bremen, Cara Bunton and husband Ron of Bremen, Tracy Harast and husband Chrys of Chicago, Ill., Tonia Tillitson and husband Tim of Bourbon, Gina Fielder of Leiters Ford, Cameron “Cam” Kiffmeyer of Tulsa, Okla., Chris Crum and wife Mandy of Lexington, Ky., and Dennis Staner and Matthew Stewart, both of Pierceton; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Floyd Benninghoff and Dean Benninghoff and wife Meade, both of South Bend.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sharon Crum; four brothers; three sisters; and a great-grandson, Timmy Tillitson.
Friends may visit with the family Sunday, Jan. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, 208 N. Michigan St., Argos.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home with Rev. Arley Mitcham officiating.
Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bremen Boys & Girls Club.
Electronic condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.