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Ellen Louise Benedict – December 12, 2017

Ellen Louise Benedict, 89, of Wildorado died Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Palo Duro Cemetery in Wildorado.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Ellen was born July 8, 1928, in Paola, Kansas to Ruben and Ella England.  Following the death of her mother, her stepmother, Helen England helped raise her. She was raised in Paola, Kansas where she attended school and grew up with three brothers and three sisters.
Ellen married Claude LeRoy Benedict on February 10, 1950.  They lived and worked the family dairy farm.  She worked at a coat factory.  She and Claude moved to Elkhart, Kansas in 1960 where she raised their family and later moved to Amarillo.  Ellen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Amarillo.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandma who spent her life loving and taking care of her family.
She also was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Benedict; her father, Ruben England; her stepmother, Helen England; a sister, Charlotte Bruhns; a brother, Larry England; and a son, Rex Benedict.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Roark and husband Steve, of Wildorado and Claudia Benedict of Taos, New Mexico; four grandchildren, Jessica Boudreau, Amber Traylor and husband Jody, Sarah Cummings and husband Chad and Heath Roark and wife, Sarah; and great-grandchildren, Eden, Aspen, Brooke, Kasen, Emma and Abby.
The family suggests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, 5005 W I-40, Amarillo, TX; or a favorite charity.

1 Comment

  • Kay Sheaffer Posted December 15, 2017 2:45 pm

    Aunt Ellen will be missed, she always will a special place in heart.
    May the angels and the good lord wrap you his loving embrace.
    She will always be in hearts. Love Kay

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