Colene M. Benad

July 6, 1944September 18, 2013
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Colene M. Benad, 69, asleep in Jesus September 18, 2013.

Dear daughter of the late Otto & Esther Benad; Dear sister of Margot Lewis; Dear aunt & cousin.

Dear friend of Rachael Schmitt, Mardi Manary and many others.

Colene was a proud employee of the Washington University School of Medicine for 33 years and a proud member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church Community.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 24, from 4pm to 8pm at HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY, 6464 Chippewa St. Louis MO 63109. Funeral services will be Wednewday, September 25 at 1pm with visitation the hour prior at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3600 Hampton St. Louis MO 63109 with interment at Our Redeemer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Project Peanut Butter.

Friends may express condolences at


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Colene M. Benad

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Melissa Larkin

October 2, 2013

It is so hard to think of not hearing your voice and seeing your great smile! I miss you terribly! You have touched so many people and I am so honored to have had you a part of my life! You are an inspiration to so many with your determination and strength! Love you sweetie!

Sandi Dean

October 1, 2013

colene, what an inspiration! The bible says to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord! Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!
Love ya!!

September 28, 2013

Colene was one of the strongest, sweetest, and most committed ladies I have had the privilege to know. She gave her all to whatever task was at hand. It was a pleasure to be her co-worker. Joan M. Smith-Lauer

Kathy Yarnall

September 25, 2013

Your laughter and smiles will stay with me always. I will treasure all of the memories...the friendship. May you be with Angels.
Love you,
Kathy Yarnall

Barb Oldani

September 24, 2013

My Dear Colene! Now you can be at peace - Boy I sure will miss you, Your Great Smile, Your Great Heart and everything that we shared including Blues games and Cardinal games. I am so lucky you have you as a very close friend. Please look after all of your friends and love ones here - See you in the peach orchards.

September 22, 2013

Sweet Colene- So thankful to have gotten to know you and welcome you to our family. You will forever be in our hearts and prayers. You are so loved and will be dearly missed.
Love to God's new angel,
Emily, John and Olivia
The Durbin-DiCroce Family
(St. Louis, Mo.)

Carol Kuhlengel Demper

September 22, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family. The Blues have lost a true fan. Colene andI went to high school together.

Linda Yarnall

September 22, 2013

Colene you were an inspiration to so many of us. You never let anything get you down, and kept going like the Energizer Bunny. I am so lucky to have had you as my friend and will keep all of my "Colene stories" dear to my heart.
Peace & Love,

Viola Bohn

September 22, 2013

I knew Colene as a young girl just starting out when she worked at Lindell Trust in the fifties. Devoted to her Mother and never married. I have sent her a Christmas Card every year since. She joined us on a trip to Washington DC cramped in the back seat of a Ford Falcon with my two young girls. Good Memories. May she rest in peace

Viola Bohn -- O'Fallon Mo.

Julie Winkelmann

September 21, 2013

Thank you for making me feel welcome at my new job some years ago. Lots of laughs and interesting situations! Don't forget to watch over all of us. You will be missed...