Benita F. Gehlhausen, 96, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Marion General Hospital, Marion.
Mrs. Gehlhausen was a graduate of St. Paul High School and attended St. Paul Catholic Church, Marion, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She volunteered as a nurse's aide during World War II and later volunteered in the St. Paul School cafeteria and at St. Martin Community Center.
She was born April 20, 1916, in Indianapolis to Francis and Antoinette Sturm. She married Richard Gehlhausen on Nov. 5, 1947. Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include six sons, Francis (Ann) Gehlhausen, Mark Gehlhausen Joseph (Maureen) Gehlhausen and Raymond (Melody) Gehlhausen, all of Marion; Edward (Peg) Gehlhausen, of Plano, TX; and Luke (Penny) Gehlhausen, of Anderson; a daughter-in-law, My Hoa Gehlhausen, of Syracuse; a sister, Blanche Hunckler, of Huntington; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Calling is Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m., at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem road, Marion. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1009 Kem Road, Marion, with Rev. Richard Weisenberger officiating. Burial will be at Estates of Serenity Cemetery, Marion.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church.
Raven-Choate Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.ravenchoate.com.