Leontine Eileen Bender (Teena) went to her Lord and Savior, Sunday March 19, 2023, while residing at the Judson Palmer Home in Findlay.
Leontine was born in Findlay on March 14, 1932, to Marvin and Methyl (Aurand) Schwab. She married Orin B. Bender Jr. on June 5,1948, and he preceded her in death.
Leontine loved to nurture everyone she ever had the pleasure to meet. She helped raise her little brother, Max L. Schwab when she was just twelve years old. She and Orin had four children together; Daniel L. (Jon) Durango, CO; Karla E. (Steve) Beck Findlay, OH; Scott W. (Nancy) Marshville, WI; and Jack R. (Jane) Bender Findlay, OH.
Leontine received her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Certification and enjoyed a long career caring for patients at Blanchard Valley Hospital, and several nursing homes in Findlay. She raised her family with a very strong faith. She loved her first dog Corkey so much, that every family dog raised at the Bender home would be named Corkey. She lived life to the fullest, working full time, taking care of the home, raising her children, going camping, having backyard parties, being creative, and volunteering with the campfire girls and cub scouts. She loved reading every book, magazine and paper that she could get her hands on, she read the bible over and over again.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mother, and Father.
She is survived by her children; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; brother Max L. Schwab Corinth, TX; nephew Mark Schwab of Texas; and niece Tammy Schwab of Texas.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Judson Palmer Home for the loving care of our mother, along with the gentle hospice care provided by a team of nurses, the Chaplin and support staff from ProMedica.
Private services by the family will take place at a later date.
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.
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