Death Claims Alma Bens®, 75
OAK HARBOR—(Special)— Mrs. Alma Bense, 75, who had devoted her life to teaching, died yester¬ day afternoon at her Oak Harbor /home, 330 Cffiurch'-sfe, following" an extended period of ill health. She had been first grade teacher at Salem-Oak Harbor school for 36 years when she retired July 1, 1951. *?-//-/ V3~£.
But retirement did not end her services, for she was frequently called on for substitute reaching and also did private tutoring as well as teaching English to child¬ ren of migratory workers. For a time she also conducted an even¬ ing class for migratory workers at Gibsonburg. Many third genera¬ tion pupils were in her classes.
Her body is at the Robinson funeral home where services will be conducted at 2 Thursday. Offici¬ ating will be the Rev. W. L. Stafford of Mari'tn, former pastor of Oak Harbor Methodist church, and the Rev. Edwin L. Myers, present pastor. Burial will be made in Toledo Memorial Park.
Mrs, Bense is survived by two sons, John H. Bense of Erie, Mich., and Edwin W. Bense of Dunedin,_ (Continued from Page 1) Flav; four grandchildren, two, great grandchildren; one sister\ Mrs. Lillian Somers of Danville, Mich.,-three brothers. Louis Brady of Toledo, Walter Brady of Detroit, and Bernard Brady of College Park, Md.
She was a member of the Methodist church, Oak Harbor Garden Club, Literary and Social Club, W.S.C.S., Wesleyan Circle, Eastern Star, Past Matrons Club, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta ; Kappa Gamma.
I She was born Dec. 3, 1880, at j Middle Bass, daughter of John H. I and Louise Budenhagen Brady, ! and had lived in Oak Harbor more than 55 years. She taught in county schools a few years before joining the Oak Harbor school faculty in 1915.
Widely travelled and a profici- I ent speaker, Mrs. Bense had ap- ■ pcared before many county or¬ ganizations in presenting programs ,; of outstanding interest.
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