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Elsie (Reed) Benden
July 29, 1941 ~ May 25, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Elsie (Reed) Benden, age 81, of North East, passed away on Thursday May 25, 2023 at UPMC Hamot. She was born on July 29, 1941 in Kersey, PA the daughter of the late Joseph and Francis (Richards) Reed. Elsie graduated North East High School and Beauty School. She was a member of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church and a former member of the East Erie Moose Lodge. Elsie enjoyed fishing with her husband, spending time at the family camp, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edward Benden (8-31-19); brothers, Lyle, Ralph, Lloyd, Ernie, Bob, James, Max, Bill, and Larry Reed; sisters, Genevieve Feltty, Josephine Hackett, and Freda Mae Timblin; and son-in-law, Douglas Puckly. Elsie is survived by her children, Karla Pacini (Timothy) of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Karen Puckly of Spartansburg, PA, and Joseph Benden (Brandi) of Brockport, PA; a brother, Ray Reed (Virginia) of Erie; grandchildren, Stephanie (Cory), Andrew, Ashley, Anthony, Kayley, and Chloe; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Monday from 3:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Private interment will be held at St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3025 French Street, Erie, PA 16504 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678. Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.