Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Bengaline L. "Benge" Bachelor, 87, Northridge, passed away May 8, 2014.
She was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Assumption, Ill., to Russell and Elizabeth Ropp Leever. She was married for 66 years to William C. Bachelor, who preceded her in death.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Carl "Rick" (Jeanette) Bachelor, Steven (Theresa) Bachelor, Toni "Chops" Hyder (Frank) Goodwin; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends.
Also deceased are a daughter-in-law, Sherrill A. Bachelor, and a brother, Robert Leever.
A graduate of Brookville High School, she graduated from Wright State University with her bachelor's and master's degrees in education.
She was involved in her children's activities and was a founding member of the Northridge Mother's Athletic Association. She was a substitute teacher in the Northridge School District prior to her full-time position with the New Carlisle school system, from which she retired. She and her husband were inducted into the Northridge Hall of Fame in 2006.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Newcomer Funeral Home, Dayton. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Brookville.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.newcomerdayton.com.