Le Mars Globe-Post; Sept. 24, 1959
Mrs. Emma C. Bender passed away very unexpectedly at the Sacred Heart hospital Sunday May 3 at 10 p.m. after having only been admitted a few hours previously. Although she had been under a doctorís care for the past month her death was no expected.
Mrs. Bender was born April 8, 1873 at Keystone, Iowa and lived in Le Mars for the past 52 years. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Esther Smith, city librarian, at 126 6th St. S.E.
Time of funeral services is awaiting arrival of members of the family. Services will be conducted by Rev. M. L. Straube at St. Johnís United church in Le Mars. Remains will be at the Wiltgen-Luedtke funeral home here until time of services.
The following print ran off the edge of the page when microfilmed: Survivors include her children: Henry Bender of Waterloo; Mrs. ?? Bender, dean of student affairs, Cedar Falls, Iowa State Teacherís College; Dr. Erwin T. Bender ?? Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Lawrence?? (Emily Jane) George of Washington D.C. Three sisters and four grandchildren also survive.