Mary Benham Comer

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mary Benham Comer, 83, of Lyons, passed away 2:33 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 at Greene County General Hospital.

Born June 3, 1924 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of George Luther and Harriet (Adams) Hyde.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Lyons Christian Church.

Surviving relatives include: two daughters, Connie L. Tieman and her husband Hershel of Bloomington, and Diann (Benham) Puckett of Lyons; four sisters, Frances Donaldson of Indianapolis, Ruth Denny, Georgia Waterford, and Norma Headley, all of Bloomington; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Harold I. Benham in 1969; her second husband, James M. Comer in 1993; one son, George I. Benham; three brothers, Claude, Paul, and Ross Hyde, and one sister, Maude Pritchett.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Lyons, with Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler officiating. Interment will be in Prairie Chapel cemetery in Lyons.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and one-hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Larry Hyde Scholarship fund in care of the funeral home.