Florence M. Benzel

  • Died: March 11, 2012
  • Location: Chesapeake, Virginia

Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory - Tidewater Drive Chapel

8464 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23518

Tel. (757) 583-0177

Tribute & Message From The Family

Florence M. Benzel, 87, of the 700 block of Norman Way, Chesapeake, VA, passed away on March 11, 2012. Born in Uniontown, OH, Florence was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company as an electronics mechanic. She was a member of the Great Bridge ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. She was the widow of Charles Benzel and is survived by a daughter, Tamara J. Ellenberger and husband John of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; a son, Donald K. Robinson and wife Penny of Chesapeake, VA; a sister, Fran Hoover of Orville, OH; five grandchildren, Dyan McDaries and Heather Swanner of Virginia Beach, VA, Mary Lowther of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, John and Don Ellenberger of Ohio; and several great grandchildren. Services are private with Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Great Grandma, I remember going to your house in Heartville and visiting and looking through all your old things and I always thought it was so cool. I loved visiting you when we would go on vacation to the beach. I'll miss you a lot, but I'm sure you're in a better place. Love, Rachel/poopsie

Posted by Rachel Romano - CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH   March 16, 2012

Grandma, We had so many fun times together, you were truly my first best friend. You always had time for me. I loved coming to your house. You did so many things that I never properly thanked you for. You taught me to drive a tractor, which you may have regretted later. You read to me, instilling a lifelong love of books. You gardened with me, a hobby that I love and look forward to every Spring. You made my Barbie clothes, and her furniture for me, which kept me busy for hours. You knitted blankets and outfits for my children. You painted, drew, made jewelry...this may be why I love to craft as much as I do. You took the time to teach me. You played with me. In your eyes I could do no wrong. And that's what it means to be a grandma, (another lesson you've taught me). Thank you for all the time, love, and attention you gave me. Love, Mary Ba Ba

Posted by Mary Lowther - Cuyahoga Falls, OH   March 14, 2012