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Mildred Phelan Benken
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1927
Death: Jun. 12, 2012

TAMPA,FL--Mildred Phelan Benken, 85, peacefully left us to be in a better place on June 12, 2012.

She was born on March 14, 1927 in Portland, IN, the daughter of Robert and Inez Phelan.

Mildred graduated from Portland High School in 1945 and from the Indianapolis General Hospital School of Nursing in 1948.

Mrs. Benken worked as a Registered Nurse in Sarasota, FL and Indianapolis, IN. She married Dr. Lawrence D. Benken in 1957.

She was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Psi Iota Xi and the Ball Memorial Hospital Medical Auxiliary. She also enjoyed playing tennis and ballroom dancing.

Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Smith, Shelley Benken; her son, Rob Benken (wife-Liliana); grandchildren, Quinten Smith, Kristen Smith, Beau Benken, Genea Benken, Payton Benken; step-grandchildren, Audrey Scott, Gracie Wiley, Riley Buchanan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mae Phelan; and her son, Doug Benken.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Her cremains will be placed in the Phelan Family Plot at Green Park Cemetery in Portland at a later date. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel.

THE MUNCIE STAR PRESS
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012 
 
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 Parents:
  Inez Premer Phelan (1895 - 1989)
 
Burial:
Green Park Cemetery
Portland
Jay County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Jane
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
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Mildred <i>Phelan</i> Benken
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