Obituary for Margaret L. (Stevens) Bender | Ryan Funeral Homes


Margaret L. (Stevens) Bender

October 30, 1913 ~ January 2, 2019 (age 105)

MADISON - Margaret L. Bender, age 105, passed away peacefully January 2, 2019 at Oak Park Place in Madison. She was born to Thomas and Katherine (Stevens) Johnson on October 30, 1913.

Margaret married Rolland “Bud” Bender on November 30, 1932 and they enjoyed a wonderful marriage for 53 years before his death in 1985. Margaret graduated from Madison East High School in 1931. She worked for the J.C. Penney Co. for many years and retired in 1972.

Margaret is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, Eunice Root and Louise Hallett, and sister-in-law, Mary L. (Richard) Keller.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison. Visitation will take place from 2:00-4:00 PM, Wednesday.

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