Frances A. “Fran” Benben, 87, of Medina, NY, went to be with her husband in heaven on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.
Born on July 17, 1931 in Batavia, NY, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Vera (Garrison) Wagner.
Fran graduated from Akron High School and went to work for Sylvania in Batavia. On October 25, 1952, she married the late Stanley P. Benben and together they made their home in Medina and raised three children. From 1968 to 1990, she owned and operated Fran’s Fashion on Main St. Medina. In her early years, she enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and cards and was an avid baseball fan.
Fran is survived by her children, Paul J. (Sandra) Benben of Medina, NY, Pam Owen of Los Angeles, CA; a granddaughter, Cristy (Caleb) Rhodes and a great-grandson, Gavin Rhodes, all of Meadville, PA; four sibling’s, Betty (Lawrence) Pafk of Akron, NY; Esther (Richard) Brown of Middleport, NY, Richard (Joanne) Wagner of Batavia, NY, Nancy Forbes of Lockport, NY and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Fran is predeceased by her daughter, Denise Benben, two grandsons, James Benben and Graham Owen, three siblings, Carol Schubel, Elmer Wagner Jr. and Lois Ayler.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5 PM-8 PM at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 28th at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Fran’s name to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1775 Wehrle Dr #150, Buffalo, NY 14221.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
1775 Wehrle Dr. #150, Buffalo NY 14221