Emma Alice Benner

October 19, 1923 - April 08, 2009 

Emma Alice Benner

October 19, 1923 - April 08, 2009 

Obituary for Emma Alice Benner

Emma Alice Benner, 85, went to be with The Lord on April 8, 2009.
Born Oct. 19, 1923 in Brazil, Ind., to John and Susan Kinz, she moved to Indianapolis as a child and attended Arsenal Technical High School. She is preceded in death by Charles, her husband of 50 years whom she married when they discovered they had a mutual love for roller skating and each other. Following his passing in 1991, Emma embarked on a life of remarkable independence highlighted by family gatherings and card-playing.
Emma also is preceded in death by her brothers, Jack and George Kinz, stepbrothers Clifford and Roy Stack and stepsister Helen Lawless.
Family was paramount in Emma's life and she is survived by daughter Sue Smitha (John) and sons Larry Benner (Carol), Bill Benner (Sherry) and David Benner (Jane); grandchildren John Smitha (Lisa), Joe Smitha (Kandy), Rob Benner, Lori Bauer (Adrian), Allison Tolson (James) and Ashley Benner; and great grandchildren Lily, Joey, Collin and Maiya.
Emma lived a full and productive life as a mother, housekeeper, friend and employee. She especially valued her professional experiences at Fieber & Reilly Insurance Agency, Riley Hospital for Children and Indianapolis Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.
The family wishes to express special gratitude to Drs. Andy Greenspan and George Rowe and the Community Home Hospice caregivers. Emma asked that memorial contributions be made to the Wellness Community or Special Olympics Indiana.

Friends are invited to call Sunday, April 12, From 4 to 8 p.m. at Harry W. Moore Funeral Care, 8151 Allisonville Rd, Indianapolis. Funeral Service will be Monday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Washington Park North, The Great Chapel, 2702 Kessler Blvd West Dr.

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