Elizabeth Katherine (Mai) BENDER
Elizabeth Katherine Bender, 94, died Thursday, June 10, 2004. She was born March 18, 1910, in WaKeeney, daughter of Peter and Mary (Wolf) Mai. She married Adam Bender on May 3,1931, in WaKeeney. He died in 1991. They farmed for many years in the WaKeeney and Collyer area, retiring in 1973. She was an assisted-living resident at Loveland Good Samaritan Retirement Village, Loveland, Colorado. Survivors include a daughter, Gaylene Deines and her husband, Karl, a sister, Hulda Bloom and husband, Walter, a sister-in-law, Marie Kreger, a grandson, Merlin Dietz and wife Kathy, and a granddaughter, Marla Dietz,; a great- granddaughter, Kara Dietz; three great-grandsons, John Dietz, Kyle Dietz and Grant Dietz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Melvin Dietz, a brother and two sisters.
Submitted by Gayle M. Garrett
Burial in Wakeeney Cemetery