|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 2008|
Erma Lucille Harshbarger Bender, 86, of Arlington, Va., and previously of Severna Park, Md. died of dementia Feb. 25, 2008 at Virginia Hospital Center after a long illness.
Mrs. Bender was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Frostproof, Fla. She moved to Cumberland when she was 12, and she graduated from Fort Hill High School in 1940 and then attended Frostburg State Teachers College.
She worked for 15 years in the track maintenance office at Western Maryland Railroad. After her marriage, she helped her husband operate Bender's Nursery in Severna Park from 1962 to 1987.
She sang in the Trinity United Methodist Church choir and counted money for St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, T. Randolph Bender.
Survivors include one son, Randy Bender of Arlington; one daughter, Mary Ellen Bender of Arnold; and two grandchildren.
Interment is at Hillcrest Burial Park in Cumberland, Md.
Thomas Randolph Bender (1916 - 2003)*
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Created by: In Loving Memory
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
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