Jean (Sisk) Bender, 74, of Gentryville, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at her home.

Jean was born in Nortonville, Ky., on June 17, 1944 to the late Robert and Hallie (Jones) Sisk.

Jean was a hard worker and retired from Spencer Industries after 19 years of service. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She touched many lives and will be dearly missed. Jean attended Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Gentryville.

Jean is survived by her husband of 56 years, Clyde J. Bender of Gentryville; children, Denise Gasaway and her husband, Jeff of Tennyson; Clyde Allen Bender and his wife, Sheila of Evansville; grandchildren, Andrea and Ryan Bender of Evansville; Caitlynn and Bradley Gasaway of Tennyson; siblings, Ruth Ann Jones and her husband, Art of Arkansas; David Quinn (Melinda); Carol Quinn; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Koehler Funeral Home with Pastor Charlotte Lee officiating. Burial will be at Bender Cemetery in Gentryville.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the funeral home and again from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer County Hospice.

Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at

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