SHREVE Geraldine Reynolds Benter, 71 of Shreve passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born November 21, 1942 in Higginsport, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Viola Darlington Coleman. She married William T. Benter on January 18, 2014. He survives.
She was a homemaker and a very active member of the Ripley Church of Christ where she was a Sunday school teacher. Geraldine enjoyed reading and spending time with family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Stephanie F. (R.C.) James of Louisville, Ky, Teresa R. (Thomas D.) Benter of Big Prairie, Luke (Jennifer) Reynolds of Wooster; step children, Barb (Jeff) Leib of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Donny (Geri) Benter of Cedar Grove, Ind., Gail (Joe) Kraus of Harrison, Ohio and Lisa (Tom) Woodruff of Mariemont, Ohio.
Grandchildren, Ariel (Chris) Bell, Mercedes (Rick) Jester, Brandyn Benter, Kristyn (Carsten) Krohn, Jordyn Benter, Brooklyn Benter, Ethan (Lacey) Reynolds, Rachil Reynolds, Addison Reynolds, Derek (Jennifer) Reynolds, Mykel Reynolds, Stormy Reynolds, Lucas Reynolds, Maranda Bray; step-grandchildren, Zach Leib, Lindsay (Aaron) McFelea, Afton Benter, Avery Benter, Kari Kraus, Abby Kraus, Eryn Kraus, William Woodruff, Benjamin Woodruff, Emily Woodruff; Breanna Lehman and Aden Harris; great-grandchildren, Brooks Krohn, Levi Krohn, Arizona Jester and Miles Bell; Step-great-grandchildren, Emersyn McFelea and Kailynn Kraus.
Siblings surviving are Norma Lee Carpenter of Felicity, Ohio, Edna McKenzie and Gilbert Coleman of Ripley, Ohio, Bonnie Humphries and Donnie Lewis of Hillsboro, Ky.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her first husband, Robert Ray Reynolds and her second husband, Robert Cossins, a son, Adam C. Reynolds, a granddaughter, Kennedy Reynolds and siblings, Delores McCarty, Margie Vaughn, Wesley Coleman, Garnet Snider, Charles Sonny Coleman, Shirley Estep, Leola Cline, Judy Davis and Wanda Sue Hinton.
Friends will be received at the Ripley Church of Christ, 12298 Co. Rd. 330, Big Prairie on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5-7:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service at the Glen Estes Church of Christ, 937 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati (Batavia), Ohio.
Services will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Glen Estes Church of Christ with Chuck Nell minister officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Redkey, Indiana.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Ripley Church of Christ.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Ripley Church of Christ, 12298 Co. Rd. 330, Big Prairie, OH 44611
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Glen Estes Church of Christ in Cincinnati (Batavia), Ohio
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Ripley Church of Christ, 12298 Co. Rd. 330, Big Prairie, OH 44611 and 1 hour prior to the service at the Glen Estes Church of Christ, 937 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cinnatti (Batavia), Ohio