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GIBSON CITY - Doris E. Benter, 72, of Bloomington, formerly of Gibson City, died at 10:11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at her home in Bloomington.

Her funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, with Father Jose Kadukunnel and Deacon Jeff Volker officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City.

Her visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a rosary being recited at 4:45 p.m., just prior to the visitation.

Mrs. Benter was born July 9, 1942, in Seymour, Ind., a daughter of Wilfred and Lydia (Heideman) Nichter. She married Ronald M. Benter on Dec. 26, 1964, in Seymour, Ind. He died Aug. 3, 2003.

Surviving are two sons, Mark (Teresa) Benter, Clayton, Ind., and Jeff (Rhonda) Benter, Leroy; a daughter, Lisa (Don) Benter Rich, Midland, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Alex, and Owen Rich, Midland, Mich.; Chrystal (Carlos Almanza) Johnston, Bloomington, and Zachary Benter, Clayton, Ind.; and Jack and Kyle Benter, LeRoy; a brother, Kenneth (Doris Jean) Tormoehlen, Seymour, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Jane (Milt) Stuckwisch, Seymour, Ind., and Janet Barnett,Columbus, Ind.; and five nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Doris E. Sparks; two brothers-in-law, David Sparks and Wayne Barnett; and two nieces.

Prior to having a family, she worked as a legal secretary for Edward Elsner in Seymour, Ind. She worked at the Gibson City Courier from 1983 until her retirement in 2013. She served as its editor from 1987 to 2013.

She volunteered on the Gibson City Beautification Committee, was very active in the Gibson City Schools and community and was named Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year in 1990.

Doris enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Memorials may be made to the GCMS Education Foundation, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or Westminster Village in Bloomington.

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