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Corp Harry Merrill Benden
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1922
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 2004
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Harry M. Benden, 81, of 1205 W. Merle Lane died at 11:48 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, in the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center emergency room.

Born Dec. 18, 1922, in Cokeville, Pa., to Merrill and Etna Short Benden, he married Colleen Hinkle on June 13, 1944, in Granite City. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Boyer and Gail (and Allan) Silzer, both of Peoria; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Roberta Kalb of Pekin and Martha Kozamchak of Blairsville, Pa.; and one brother, Russell (and Sharon) Diven of Schaumburg.

A World War II Army Air Forces veteran, he served as a gunner on a B-29 Superfortress bomber in the Pacific Theater.

An employee of Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria for 37 years, he retired as a machinist in 1986.

Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, IL) - Friday, January 16, 2004 
Family links: 
  Etna Kathryn Short Diven (1905 - 1993)
  Colleen Naomi Hinkle Benden (1918 - 2005)
  Harry Merrill Benden (1922 - 2004)
  Russell Earl Diven (1939 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
World War II
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: American Legion Hill
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: Amelia (Crombie) Christy
Record added: Mar 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66757677
Corp Harry Merrill Benden
Added by: Amelia (Crombie) Christy
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