Estelle C. (née Chmielewska) Benner

  • Born: July 26, 1938
  • Died: October 16, 2019
  • Location: Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

Craft-Givnish Funeral Home of Abington, Ltd.

1801 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

Tel. (215) 659-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family


Estelle C. Benner (née Chmielewska) of Willow Grove, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019. She was 81 years old. Estelle was born on July 26, 1938 to the late Benjamin Chmielewski and the late Anna Clokey, in Philadelphia, PA. She was the wife to the late Nathan Benner, Jr.


Estelle is survived by her five children: Frank A. Benner (Maryanne), Mark C. Benner, Sr. (Barbara), David J. Benner (Nancy), Steven A. Benner, Sr. (Amy), and Michael A. Benner (Jennifer). She is also survived by her seventeen grandchildren: Kerriann (Daniel), Danielle (Sean), Chrissy, Brittany, Mark C. Benner, Jr., Michael (Samantha), Kaitlyn, Sarah, Jessica, Steven A. Benner, Jr. (Jess), Nathan, Alexander, Lincoln, Tessa, Bryce, Emily, Matthew and her eight great grandchildren: Eleanor, Kate, Stella, Vivian, Emmy, Madison, Melanie, and Ryner. Estelle is also survived by her brother Frank Clokey (Sue) and her cousin Diana Royds (Andy).


In her free time, Estelle enjoyed going on vacation to Disney World with her family, taking trips to the casino, solving Sudoku puzzles, reading, and watching murder mysteries. Estelle was also a member of the Entertainment Committee for Ocean World for many years.


Relatives and friends are invited to Estelle's Life Celebration on Tuesday October 22, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Craft-Givnish of Abington, Inc. 1801 Old York Rd. Abington, PA 19001 followed by her funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Family services are entrusted under the care of Craft-Givnish of Abington, Inc., 215-659-2000.