Ilene O “Meme” <I>Benzel</I> Ellsworth

Ilene O “Meme” Benzel Ellsworth

Birth
Ralston, Adams County, Washington, USA
Death 17 Nov 2009 (aged 88)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 44504530 · View Source
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Ilene O. "Meme" (Benzel) Ellsworth, 88, of Indianapolis, passed away November 17, 2009. One of ten children to the late Heinrich and Annalise (Rehn) Benzel, she was born May 21, 1921 in Ralston, Washington.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. While taking care of her children, she also enjoyed working in retail sales. In South Bend she sold Avon and in Indianapolis she worked for L.S. Ayres at Glendale Mall in their Ivy Room. She also worked at Mary V's at 86th and Ditch. Meme was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. She loved to cook for her family and friends and especially enjoyed making peanut brittle for the staff at Second Presbyterian Church. Throughout the years, countless others have enjoyed Meme's German home cooking.

Her loving husband, Dale W. Ellsworth; Son-in-law, Domenic Vinciguerra, M.D.; six brothers, Fred, Vic, Larry, Art, Melvin, and Everett Benzel; sister Esther McRae; Brother-in-law, David McRae, and two sisters-in-law, Odell and Joy Benzel all preceded her in death.

Survivors include her two children, Connie Vinciguerra of Carmel and Richard D. Ellsworth, DDS and his wife Shirley of Lafayette; four grandchildren, Tracy (Ken Deaton) Vinciguerra, Jodi (John) Walker, Kim (Dan) Vinciguerra-Brock, Major (USAF) Chad (Nicolle) Ellsworth and Marc Gentry; five great grandchildren, Evan, Madison, Grace, Sadie and Ellie; two sisters, Dorothy (Bill) Eckhardt and Shirley (Roy) Klein and four sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Toni, Allie and Betty Jo Benzel.

Services entrusted to the Leppert Mortuary.


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  • Created by: William Taber
  • Added: 17 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44504530
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ilene O “Meme” Benzel Ellsworth (21 May 1921–17 Nov 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44504530, citing Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by William Taber (contributor 46480146) .