Josephine M. Bender, 90, of Lebanon, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Paul H. Bender, Sr.

She was born in Lebanon on Aug. 2, 1930, a daughter of the late Elmer E. Heist, Sr. and the late Annie Long Heist. She had been a member of the Lebanon Wesleyan Church and enjoyed playing bingo and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by children, Shirley Whitman, Mary Whitman, Terry Bender, and Ronald Bender, grandchildren, Jamie Walter, Carol Stoner, Brian and David Whitman, Jason Leedy, Ryan and Michelle Klug, and Cory, Tyler, and Travis Bender, 16 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Bender, Jr.

Services will private.

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