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Lawrence W. Bender
  • The family request sympathy contributions to Habitat for Humanity and the Central City First United Methodist Church.
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  • The family request sympathy contributions to Habitat for Humanity and the Central City First United Methodist Church.

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“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Larry, you were great neighbors to our father Malcolm West. Always enjoyed talking to Larry and Myra. RIP...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: peggy doucet - frankfort, IL

“My condolences to the Bender family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this difficult time. ( 1Thessalonians 4:14 ) ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: R Lee - Vine Grove, KY

“My sincerest condolences to the Bender Family. May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) help you during this difficult time. ”
3 of 32 | Posted by: - NC

“Mr. Bender always made our class smile. He exuded positive energy daily in the classroom and I am passing this on in my own classroom today. He...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Melinda Reed Dorris - KY - Friend

“may god be near and comfort in this time . ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: bill & Kaye stirsman - Bradenton, FL

“Dear Myra (Mickey?) and all . . . I saw Larry's obituary this morning and thought of you immediately. My prayers are with you, your children,...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Sister Ruth Gehres - Maple Mount, KY

“Myra, Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. Larry was such a fine man. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: Larry and Connie Reno

“I'm so sorry for you loss. Mr Bender was truly a great teacher. ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Cynthia (Hudson) Yonts - Browder, KY

“Myra & Family, I had the privilege of being a student of Mr. Bender and he was a special friend to the Bremen Graduating Class of 1972 which he...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Roger W. Taylor - Morgantown, KY

“Sorry for the loss of such a great man. They say that the teachers that were hardest on you are the ones that you remember forever. I will never...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Steve Creager - Lexington, KY

“I am praying for the family. ”
11 of 32 | Posted by: Brian Martin - Central City, KY

“Larry,(skinny) was a best friend of mine from jr. High through high school. Lots of questionable pranks. Mostly harmless except to ourselves. Never a...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Jim Meek - Tell City

“Myra and Family, Larry was a remarkable individual who always knew exactly who he was, and seemed totally comfortable in his own skin. I am so...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Ann Smith Gates - Schwenksville, PA

“Myra,Tracy and I send our condolences to you for your loss. Larry was one of a kind that always had a kind word for everyone he met. He will be...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Tommy and Tracy Eades - Gallatin, TN

“So sorry to hear this, Larry was such a great guy. He was a strong force of good in a world that desperately needs men of his stature. He will be...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Lee Kelly - bowling green, KY

“I loved his classes. (Okay, I really did not LOVE his classes.) He tried to teach me algebra, geometry and some trig. He really did. He tried to...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Debbie Williams - Owensboro, KY

“Myra and Family,I had Bender as a math teacher and worked with him on the technology team. He had a quality that all students hope their teachers...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Ann Payton - central City, KY

“Dearest Myra,and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You always had a smile for me, when I started teaching and no matter what I'd done to...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Veronica A.McGhee - Greenville, KY

“Myra and Family, So sorry for your loss. Larry was such a good man. I had the opportunity to work with him at Bremen and also as the Computer Tech...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Danny and Robin Creager - KY

“Myra & Family, Clarence & I are so sorry for your great loss! We are remembering you in prayer. ...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Brenda & Clarence Brewer! - KY

“Best teacher ever. Really cared for his students. We are better citizens because for Mr Bender. Thank you for giving back to the world. RIP ”
21 of 32 | Posted by: Sharon Cabbage Miller - Bremen, KY

“Hal and Angie, so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: Liz Knight - Elizabethtown, KY

“My deepest sympathies on the passing of Mr. Bender. He was a great teacher. ”
23 of 32 | Posted by: Rachel (Hoskins) Cease - KY

“Myra, Elizabeth, Hal,and Families, our families send our deepest regrets in the passing of Larry. I pray for comfort for you in the days to follow....Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Bill and Dorothy Carver - KY

“Sorry for you loss! Praying for you family! Mr.Bender was a good man. ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Lana (Sherrod) Hoskins - KY

“Truly sorry For the loss of your loved one . Mr. Bender was a kind man and a great teacher new him from teaching at Bremen . ”
26 of 32 | Posted by: Vicki and Wallace Slinker - KY

“We are saddened to hear of Larry's passing. He always had a smile, a kind word, and such a professional demeanor. Sending condolences and prayers for...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Ronnie and Debbie McIntosh

“I am so very sorry to hear about Larry's passing. Myra, I had both of you as teachers at Bremen and learned so much in all of your classes. He was...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Darlene Sallee Robinson - KY

“Myra, Elizabeth and Hal words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Larry was always so nice and friendly to everyone. I have many special...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Sandy Denny

“Larry was not only a kind person...but oh so brilliant! Our time with Muhlenberg Co Bd of Ed will be remembered with friendship. Prayers for his...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Margaret Bullock

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Larry. When we moved to the Country club about 23 years ago Larry was the first one to welcome us to the...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Darlene Bidwell Hoagland - KY

“Dear Myra and family, I am so deeply sorry to hear of Larry's passing. There are no words to express what knowing him as a teacher and later fellow...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Debbie Zackery - Central City, KY


CENTRAL CITY - Lawrence W. Bender of Central City, KY passed away May 23, 2015 at Baptist Health Center, Madisonville. He was born December 15, 1944 in Denver, Colorado to Lawrence M. Bender and Betty Jane Bender Gunn. He graduated from Tell City(Indiana) High School, attended Indiana State University, and received a BS degree from Brescia University and a MA degree from Western Kentucky University. Mr. Bender worked for Muhlenberg County Board of Education as a teacher at Bremen High School and Muhlenberg North High School and as the District Technology Coordinator. He served a term as President of the Muhlenberg County Education Association.

Larry was a member of Central City First United Methodist Church where he was a founding and current member of the Praise Team. He served on the board of Habitat for Humanity and was a member of the Lion's Club. He was an avid golfer and member of the Central City Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents. His survivors include his wife of 47 years, Myra Hardesty Bender; a daughter, Elizabeth (Bill) Lehner of Leesburg, VA; a son Lawrence "Hal" (Angie) Bender of Elizabethtown, KY and three granddaughters Katherine, Sarah and Allison Lehner of Leesburg, VA. He is also survived by his brother Gene P. (Linda) Bender of Hernando, FL., brother-in-law, Jerry Hardesty of Owensboro, KY sisters-in-law, BJ (Michael) Hardesty-Johnson of Bloomington, IN; and Linda (Bill) Kerchusky of Chapin, SC, nieces Cynda (Curtis) Wood of Owensboro, KY; Julie Anna Kerchusky of Chapin, SC; Brittany (Doug) Renwick of Leesburg, FL, and one nephew Brett (Monica) Bender of Mooresville, NC.

Visitation will be Tuesday May 26, 2015, 5 to 8 p.m. and 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday May 27, 2015 at Central City First United Methodist Church. Dr. Kevin Brown will lead the service at 2 p.m. at the church.

The family request sympathy contributions to Habitat for Humanity and the Central City First United Methodist Church.

Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.