Bender, Ida Marguerite, age 96, passed away on Dec. 16, 2013. She was born in Gem, WV. on Dec. 21, 1916 to Walter and Carrie (Bull) Moyers. She married William H. Bender, who is deceased. Mrs. Bender was a graduate of Glenville State College, Glenville, WV. She began her teaching career in her native WV. She has been a resident of Plant City, FL. since 1946. Mrs. Bender taught the first class for Special Education in East Hillsborough County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Plant City, Woman's Club of Plant City, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Kappa Delta Pi, an Honorary Educational Fraternity, and a life member of Florida Retired Educators Association (FREA). Mrs. Bender loved children, was an avid reader, loved gardening, crossword puzzles, watching TV football, and playing bridge.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann Sharon Baker of Plant City, two grandchildren, Michael Baker, Gretchen Baker, a niece, Radetta Nemcosky, of Burlington, VT, nephews, Robert Groves, and Dr. Greg Groves both of Romney, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband William, a brother, Paul S. Moyers, two sisters, Audra Taylor and Anna Groves.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday Dec. 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM Wells Memorial & Event Center. Visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery. Memorial may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Florida Childrens Home, Life Path Hospice, or the charity of choice.