Anna M. Benfer, 86, of Main Street, Watsontown, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Kratzerville, a daughter of the late Floyd A. and Verna (Herman) Berge. On April 28, 1952, she married Edward M. "Ed" Benfer and they celebrated 60 years of marriage until his passing on Dec. 8, 2012.
Anna was a 1949 graduate of Milton High School.
She retired from Evangelical Community Hospital as a housekeeper in 2001.
She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown, where she was on the social ministry committee and a choir mother. Anna was also known for knotting quilts that were sent overseas through the church. She was the secretary of Little League, Den Mother of Cub Scouts, a Brownie leader, and member of the Band Booster Association of Warrior Run High School. She was a member of numerous card clubs.
Anna enjoyed knitting, cooking, playing cards and spending time with her family. She cherished all the time spent with her family.
She is survived by two sons, Edward M., "Pep" Benfer II and his companion Debora Yocum and her son Damon, all of Turbotville, and Thomas D. Benfer, of Turbotville; one daughter, Lori J. Betz and her fiancée Bill Weber of Milton; two grandchildren, Justin Betz and Melissa Moser; five great-grandchildren, Kailey, Gannon, and Lacey Betz and Logan and Landon Moser; three brothers-in-law, Frederick Mahoney, Frederick Benfer, and Samuel Benfer and his wife Kathy; one sister-in-law, Linda Danowsky; and her favorite grandpups, Mindy and the late Brock.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Fred, Herman, Bill, Roy, Carl and Clair Berge; and two sisters, Grace Anderson and Mary Naugle.
Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral at 11, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Main St., Watsontown, with her pastor, the Rev. James H. Fladland officiating.
Burial will follow in Watsontown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to her church, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Main St., Watsontown, PA 17777.
Published on February 5, 2018