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December 22, 1925-February 13, 2017


Garnet Hope Benore, age 91 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 2:33 p.m. Monday, February 13th, at Fountain View of Monroe after a brief illness.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, February 20th, at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born December 22, 1925 in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Lettie (Welch) Wilcox. She married Theron Benore on June 5, 1948 in Monroe. Sadly, he preceded her in death on September 5, 1982.

Hope was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness, especially enjoying the Door-to-Door Ministry and Bible study. Even though she was not a big fan of watching television or reading, she loved surfing the web and playing games on her computer. Hope kept her mind sharp by playing cards and working Sudoku puzzles and enjoyed spending most of her time with her loving pet companion Molly.

Hope is survived by two children, David (Sharon) Benore and Diane (Gary) Bondy both of Monroe; and four grandchildren, David Bondy of Monroe, Lisa (Scott) Puse, David (Meghan) Benore of Wallkill, NY and Emily Bondy of Monroe.

She was preceded in death by her Parents and Husband.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5301 E. Albain Road, Monroe.

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11 Responses to Garnet Hope Benore

  • David and Diane and the entire Benore family. My heart hurts today for you all with loss of your mom, grandma and my Aunt Hope. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, Debbie Benore Sciallo

  • Nancy Crider says:

    So sorry about Hope’s death, mom was deeply saddened and kept us informed of her health. Our thoughts and prayers from the Crider (Hope, Sandy, Carol, and Nancy) family.

  • Evelyn Girard says:

    So sad. My beloved cousin, Hope. And David and Diane’s Mom. To you and your families, my grief and sympathy I share. And I cherish our loving God, Jehovah, for the hope He has given us, and His promise that we will welcome back our loved ones in the resurrection. All my love, and tender thoughts,…Cousin, Evelyn

  • Robyn Higley says:

    To all the family(David, Diane, and the rest)
    We are sorry to hear the bad news. I will look forward in the near future to see all of you including Hope. Life is short for now but soon we will experience the real life, Life Everlasting in the paradise. We all long for that time and it’s soon to come. I will keep intouch. Our prayers are with the family. Love you much Robyn Higley

  • Rolland D Barrett says:

    I was saddened to hear of Hope’s death. I send my condolences. I appreciated that she always ‘let you know’ where she stood on things. Ever since I met her in 1967 she has shown a strong faith in our Grand Creator. Soon her enduring devotion will be rewarded with a restoration to life with perfect health in the coming Paradise earth. May that promise comfort you!

  • Chris Chulick says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Hope. She was one of my favorite people. She was sweet and kind and a fierce scrabble player. So sorry for your loss.

  • Carol Heinz says:

    When I was in the Monroe congregation, Hope was one of my favorite people. She was always pleasant, with an easy laugh. We often play scramble together even after I moved.

  • Debby Barrett says:

    Very sorry to hear of Hope’s passing. I got to know her in 1968.
    She was such a sweet sister. I loved being around her. I have such fond memories. When we use to have food at our conventions we worked together preparing the food. Can’t wait to see her again when Jehovah’s promise of the ressurection is fulfilled .

  • Carol Dusseau says:

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your Mom, Diane. She will be missed. It won’t be long before we see her again. What a great hope we have! My condolences to the family.

  • Paulette says:

    Sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you. (2 Corinthians 1:3).

  • Debbie (Koester) (Houghton) Gingras says:

    So sorry to hear about Hope. She kept me for many months when my mom was hospitalized back in the 1960′s. I remember having toast with strawberry jam and hot chocolate for breakfast. She was a fun and happy person and always made me feel welcome. She helped me through a difficult time in my childhood. She kept me grounded in the truth. I remember having book studies in her bacement and going in service in her neighborhood in the evenings just before the study. My condolences to Diane, David, and families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Debbie Koester Houghton Gingras

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