Tipp City Herald

August 7, 1974 

BENNING, EMERSON EZRA - Emerson Ezra Benning, 78, 1211 Maple Street, Troy, died Wednesday in the Highland View nursing home at Troy.  He was one of twelve sons and daughters of the late John and Sarah Oldfather Benning.  Among survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Denney of West Walnut street, Tipp City.  Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ada Mae Ward Benning of Dayton; two more daughters, Mrs. Walter (Dorotha) Arnett of Greenville and Mrs. Filbert (Thelma) Petersen of Salem, Wisconsin; a son, Richard Benning of Troy; two brothers and two sisters; 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  One son and two additional grandchildren preceded him in death.  A veteran of World War I, Mr. Benning was employed at the Troy Sunshade as a polisher for 22 years, retiring in 1962.  Funeral services were held on Saturday morning at the Cron funeral home at Troy with the Reverend Lee Homoki of the Gospel Lighthouse church officiating.  Burial was in Miami Memorial Park at Covington.  Pallbearers were Mr. Benning's grandsons, Harold Arnett, Air Force Lt. Ron Benning, Sonny Peterson, Tim Denney, Paul Denney and William Benning.

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