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Debra Rose (Howard) Benzenhafer

September 16, 1950 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 69)


Mrs. Rose Howard Benzenhafer, age 69 of Wartburg, passed away Friday June 12, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Miss B was a beloved teacher at Sunbright High School for 42 years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge and was an active member of the Morgan County Democratic Party.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Ernest and Elma Howard.
One sister: Lucinda Maden.

Three brothers: Ernest Ray Howard, Jr., James Howard, Leonard Howard and his wife Wanda.
And two nephews: Calvin Howard and Richard Howard.


She is survived by her husband of 47 years: Tom Benzenhafer.

Two brothers and sisters-in-law: Melvin and Ruby Howard of Lancing, and Royal and Retta Howard of Gordonsville, TN.

Two sisters and one brother-in-law: Juanita Watson of Lancing and Rebecca and Jim McCormick of Smithville, TN.

One sister-in-law: Lucy Howard of Franklin, Kentucky.

Along with several nieces and nephews and many other family, friends and loved ones.


The family will receive friends Thursday June 18, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Kirk Abatelli officiating. The family will then receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Davis Funeral Home, Wartburg. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Friday morning, June 19, 2020, in Kubley Cemetery in Lancing.


Davis Funeral Home, Wartburg, is honored to serve the Benzenhafer family.

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Public Viewing
June 18, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
1300 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Funeral Service
June 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
1300 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Public Viewing
June 18, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home
211 Old Mill Road, PO Box 385
Wartburg, TN 37887

Graveside Service
June 19, 2020

11:00 AM
Kubley Cemetery
414 Shady Grove Road
Lancing, TN 37770

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