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Audrey D. Bender

May 27, 2019

Audrey D. BenderAudrey D. Bender, 87, of Clayton passed away Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at Samaritan Keep Home.

A calling hour will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Monday, June 3, from 1 - 2 PM followed by the funeral service at 2 PM with Pastor Donald Briant presiding. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery following the service.

Audrey was born in Watertown on May 15, 1932, daughter of Howard and Isabel Terry Danough and she attended Clayton schools. On July 1, 1951 she married Charles R. Bender at the Clayton United Methodist Church and he passed on December 13, 2006.

She was a top selling Avon Representative for many years, receiving many Presidents Club awards, including a trip to Hawaii. She was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church and the Colon-Couch American Legion Post 821 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed scrapbooking of local history and researching family ancestry. She and her husband Charles traveled extensively in the US and abroad. They were also founding members of the Clayton Diving Club.

Audrey is survived by her five children, Janet B. Ferguson and companion, John M. Schleher, Clayton, Dennis H. and Carol Bender, LaPush, WA, Ray P. Bender, Clayton, Holly J. and Dee Coburn, Port Angeles, WA, and Rebecca J. and Craig Dodge, Watertown; daughter-in-law, Kandy Bender, Clayton; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; three siblings, Robert J. and Joyce Danough, Camden, Michael J. and Kathy Danough, CA, and Lois A. Clark and companion Joe Metzger, McConnellsville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with her husband, Charles, Audrey was predeceased by her daughter, Julie S. Bender, May 22, 2014, son, Robert C., January 27, 2019, two grandchildren, and two sisters, Sandra O. Hinckley Knight and Zellah Whattam.

In lieu of flowers donations in Audrey's name may be made to Samaritan Keep Home Activities Fund, 133 Pratt St., Watertown, NY 13601 or TIERS, P. O. Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#5 Shayne Scales 2019-06-03 09:34
Janet and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your memories hold her dear to your hearts until you meet again.
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#4 Jayme Spearnock 2019-05-30 19:57
Janet, Becky and families,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Awful hard to lose a parent, but thank God for memories! You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Jayme and Bruce
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#3 Leslie Varner 2019-05-30 12:48
Janet, I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May your memories be of comfort to you. You will be in my thoughts and in my heart.

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#2 Steve Carol Bisonett 2019-05-30 06:35
Janet and family, sorry to hear about your Mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#1 Charles Stage 2019-05-29 08:03
GOD Bless the family. AUDREY, you are now back in the neighborhood and with a great many familiar faces. I am sure it is the greatest peace.
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