Virginia Lou "Ginger" Bender
                                     March 3, 1941 -- May 14, 2019

Virginia Lou "Ginger" Bender, 78, of Middlebury, died at 1:45 am, on
Tuesday, May 14 at Waterford Crossing Health Center, Goshen, after
suffering a couple strokes the past few months. She was born on March
3, 1941, in Goshen, to Richard and Donna (Bailey) Patton. On June 6,
1959 in Middlebury, she married Mervin T. Bender; he died July 25, 2013.
Surviving are daughter, Linda (Dave) Hamilton of Middlebury; two sons,
Randy and Larry Bender both of Middlebury; granddaughter, Ashley
Hamilton; grandson, Austin Bender; three great-grandchildren, Brayden
Ambrose, Noah Cronin, Harper Cronin. She was preceded in death by
her husband; parents; sister, Sally Stark; brother, Thomas Patton. She
was a homemaker and a grocery clerk for 15 years at Everett's
Supermarket in Goshen. She and her husband chaperoned deaf and
blind children from local schools as they were transported to school in
Indianapolis for ten years. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 6:00 pm on
Friday, May 17 followed by a 6:00 pm funeral service at Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home, Middlebury. Burial will be held at a later date in Grace
Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Sam
Troyer. Memorials may be given to Waterford Crossing Health Center.

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We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I have wonderful
memories of her and your dad from years ago. She was a real
From: Lynn and Cindy Slagel
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Randy and Austin Bender, Linda and Dave Hamilton. Thoughts and
prayers with the loss of your mom.
From: Jim and Rosie Hamilton