Violet M. Benscoter

Violet M. Benscoter, 96, formerly of Shickshinny passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Sarasota, FL, where she had been living since 1958.

Born in Danville on February 12, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Daisy I. (Bowman) Garey. She attended school in Berwick. She assisted her husband, Robert, with his business, Benscoter’s Sporting Goods in Shickshinny. She also worked hard to provide a loving home for her children.

Violet was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Shickshinny.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Benscoter in 1997; a sister, Isabel Hippenstiel; and a brother, Frank Garey.

She will be greatly missed by her children: son, Garey Benscoter and wife Ann, Sun City Center, FL; daughter, Roberta Fismer and husband Carl, Sun City Center, FL; son, Paul Benscoter, Sarasota, FL; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg.

Local arrangements are entrusted to Heller Funeral Home, LLC, NescopeckIn lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Violet’s memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church, and mailed c/o Debbie Kishbaugh, 90 Sawmill Road, Shickshinny, PA 18655.

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