Florence L. (McKillips) Ehrbar Benkey, 83, of Huron passed away late Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, 2010, in The Cleveland Clinic after a lengthy illness.
Born on Kelleys Island, March 2, 1926, to David Adna and Wilhelmina (Federsen) McKillips, she was a graduate of Estes High School on Kelleys Island. She enjoyed sports and was an avid Cleveland Indians baseball fan. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 83 for 26 years and a former member of the Sandusky VFW and Huron Eagles.
She is survived by her family, Corrine Miller of Sandusky, Richard (Donna) Ehrbar of Redington Shores, Fla., and Kathy Kozich of Huron; seven grandchildren, Robert, Andrew and Christopher Miller, Christine and Richard Ehrbar III, and Kelly and Daniel Kozich II; four great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Shannon (Jerry) Guerra and Sheldon (Lisa) Benkey of Sandusky; five stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson; three sisters, Mary Dolezal of Walton Hills, Frances Kovalik of Twinsburg and Bernadette Byrne of Lorain; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Ehrbar in 1980; second husband, Robert C. Benkey in 2009; two brothers, Morris and Clarence Ehrbar; and four sisters, Virginia Harris, Rose Perruchon, Gertrude Bugel and Ada Kata.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday in David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Michael Catholic Church, 219 Chappel St., Kelleys Island; the Rev. Ron Brickner will officiate. Burial will be in Kelleys Island Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
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