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Eldina (Keasling) Benedict

August 1, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 89)


Eldina (Keasling) Benedict, 89, formerly of Bicknell, passed from this life on Tuesday, May  19, 2020 while at her home in Fox Ridge Manor. 

She was born in Bicknell on August 1, 1930 to the late Thomas and Cora (Page) Keasling. She was a 1948 graduate of Bicknell High School. Eldina married her high school classmate, Bud on May 6, 1951, he was in the Army and they spent 2 years in Germany before he finished his tour. She was a stay at home mom and devoted her life to her family. She did work outside the home until her children were born, after that she helped with the Brownie Troop, was a room mother at school, was a member of Tri-Kappa ,and she and Bud helped organize their class reunions until their 70th.

Eldina is survived by; her daughter, Carole Albrecht (Bill) of Bicknell; son, Buddy Benedict (Cheryl) of Evansville; grandchildren, Jeff Albrecht (Tara) of Bicknell, Jonathon Benedict (Cassie) of Mt. Vernon, and Amy Hurt (Justin) of Freelandville; three great-grandchildren, Wade Albrecht, Jovi Albrecht, and Cora Hurt; one brother, Thomas Keasling (Lynn) of Corydon; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by; her parents; husband, Bud Benedict; three sisters, Cora, Ruby and Blanche; two brothers, Ray (her twin) and Floyd.

Visitation will be Tuesday 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at Bethel Church with the service immediately following at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Bicknell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may in a Eldina’s memory to the Bethel Church in Freelandville.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel. You may leave an online condolence at

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May 26, 2020

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bethel Church (Edwardsport)

Funeral Service
May 26, 2020

1:00 PM
Bethel Church
13673 East State Road 58
Edwardsport, IN 47528

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