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Obituaries

Obituaries

Burwyn Boyne Bender 1929 - 2008 Lawrence

Private services for Burwyn Boyne Bender, 78, Lawrence, will be at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Mr. Bender died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Alfred Carl and Ethel Ryan Bender. He graduated from Glenville High School and received a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University, both in Cleveland.Mr. Bender served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1955 as a drill sergeant and later as a technical sergeant at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. Mr. Bender was the owner and president of Ottawa Truck Corporation in Ottawa from 1982 until he retired in 1995. He previously worked as an executive manager for many corporations including Chrysler Missile Division, Cooper Industries and Gulf & Western Corporation.He married Evelyn Juanita Roden on May 14, 1955, in Shady Grove, Ala. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Gregory Bender and wife Jessica and Michael Bender and wife Melissa; a daughter, Kathy Hafford and husband Robert; and five grandchildren, Colton, Skylar and Anthony Bender and Kristine and Nickolas Hafford.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.