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Anne Lorraine Paddock Bender

January 8, 1930 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Anne Bender Obituary

Anne Lorraine Paddock Bender, born January 8, 1930, came crashing in with the Great Depression. From age 5 she was raised by a loving foster family in Chicago, IL. She often shared memories of her teenage years during WWII. Anne married Donald George Bender on September 10, 1949, and raised 3 children whom she loved dearly. Don passed away in 1982.

Anne spent many years working at Proffit’s Department store where she eventually became a Bridal Consultant, a job she really loved. In 1992, she retired and spent years doing volunteer work at Children’s Hospital. Anne enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Claudia Bender, Elizabeth Witt (Alan), and Paula Hulette; grandchildren, Nicholas Bender (Haley), and Jessica Stokey.

Anne’s daughters would like to thank the caregivers at Ben Atchley Veterans Home for their care and compassion during Anne’s final years until her passing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East TN Children’s Hospital or The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan.

The family will gather at 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 for a memorial service at The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan (425 N Cedar Bluff Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923).

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Memorial Service
February 6, 2024

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
425 N Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville, TN 37918


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