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Von Marie Bench Atchley

Born: 04/02/1922 Died: 07/21/2009 Maiden Name: Bench Honorific: n/a

Von Marie Bench Atchley, 87, of Troy, Missouri, passed away on July 21, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Health Center in St. Charles, Missouri. She was born on April 2, 1922, in Boswell to Daniel C. and Katie Stevens Bench of Boswell. She was married to James Beryl Atchley on January 9, 1940. After living in Oklahoma the first 13 years of their married life, they relocated to Winfield, Missouri. She was a sewing machine operator in aerospace at McDonnell-Douglas. Von Marie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved her family celebrations and reunions. Her hobbies were sewing, playing Skip-Bo, watching the Cardinals play baseball, the Rams play football and circuit bull riding. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; and two daughters, Jackie Skinner and Virginia Huffman. She is survived by two daughters, Pat Reinholz-Eberhart and husband Wesley of Bethalto, Illinois, Judy Roettger of Lake St. Louis, Missouri; three sons, Charlie Atchley and wife Leota of Balwin, Missouri, Gerald Atchley and wife Joyce of San Antonio, Texas, Russell Atchley of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, Paul Bench and wife Flora, of Stockton, California; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.