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Helen Ruth Bench

October 18, 1930 — February 14, 2023

Helen Ruth (Casey) Bench of Temple, Texas died Tuesday, February 14, 2023. She died at age 92 of natural causes while residing at the Arbor House Memory Care facility in Mustang, OK.

Helen was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1930. She married Lee O. Bench, Jr. on November 1, 1948, and was a homemaker throughout their married life. Helen and Lee remained married for over 63 years, traveling the world together throughout Lee's military career and settling in Central Texas in 1975.

Helen was blessed with a large family, including four children: Brenda Ruth (Bill) Honeycutt, Stephen Lee (Linda) Bench, Christopher Dean (Bonnie) Bench, Paul Anthony (Jessica) Bench; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Lee O. Bench, Jr.; siblings Irene Rotramel,

Pauline Shea, Arle Casey, Eugene Casey, Charles Casey, and Kenneth Casey;

Daughter-in-law, Linda; and granddaughter, Rebecca Renee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association, 225 N Michigan Avenue Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (or online at

Or to:

St. Jude's, using this printable donation form:, mailed to

St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (or online at

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 AM on February 20, 2023, at Okmulgee Cemetery with Pastor Brayden Buss officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Okmulgee Funeral Service & Cremation Care, 220 S. Alabama, Okmulgee, OK 74447. Family and friends may leave kind words of comfort, special memories, and condolences to the family online at

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Monday, February 20, 2023

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