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“So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
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“Hi Bob, Sorry to hear about your mother . Thoughts prayes with you .Ron Hulteen ”
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“You have our deepest sympathy. She was a great lady and loved by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. ”
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“Bob, Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Your family is in my prayers. -Jeff Holschuh (Your former Daily Gazette Rep) ”
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Maxine M. Benters, 84, of Sterling, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at CGH Medical Center.

Born February 13, 1928 in Edwardsville she was the daughter of Glen and Bertha (Halbe) Kniser. She was united in marriage to Ronald Benters on April 27, 1947 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Sterling. He preceded her in death on September 24, 1995.

Maxine was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She enjoyed plaing the organ, accordion and harmonica. Maxine also loved fishing, bowling, traveling to Minnesota and her morning coffee group.

Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie (Jim) Brotheridge of Sterling; a son, Bob (Terry) Benters of Rock Falls; 3 grandchildren, Kelci (Tony) Eakle, Julie (Aaron) Gonzalez and Molly Benters (fiancé Dustin Cardwell); and a great grandson, Andrew Eakle. She also was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Thursday, December 27 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Cremation will follow. Memorial service will be at 11 AM Friday, December 28 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rock Falls with Reverend Daniel Behmlander officiating. Burial of the cremains will be at 1:30 PM Friday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Good Neighbor Care. To send condolences visit