Jessica R. Benner

June 8, 2021


     Jessica R. Benner, 40, of Bainbridge, died 2:02 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus unexpectedly.

     She was born January 18, 1981, in Chillicothe, to the late Dexter K. and Cynthia R. Smith Benner. 

     Surviving are her fiancé, Chris Manuel; children, Alex K. and Aaron C. Manuel, all of Bainbridge and a sister, Patricia A. (Hal) Smith, of Piketon.  She was predeceased by a sister, Samantha J. Benner.

     Jessica was a cook at the former Timbers Restaurant.

     A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Bainbridge Cemetery where her cousin, Rhonda Edwards will speak.  There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the WARE FUNERAL HOME 121 W. 2nd Street Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

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