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Karen G. Beninghaus
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Obituary for Karen G. Beninghaus

KAREN G. “SUE” BENINGHAUS, 65, of Springfield, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family on Sunday morning, July 30, 2017, following a 15-year battle with breast cancer. She was born in Washington Court House on October 15, 1951, the daughter of Luther and Mary (Whitmer) Greer. Karen was a graduate of the Community Hospital School of Nursing and Wittenberg University. Her nursing career began at Mercy Medical Center and she retired from “The Heart House” in 2013.

She is survived by her father of Washington Court House; husband of 27 years, Rod Beninghaus; daughter, Rachel (Greg) Winget of South Vienna; step-son, Joshua (Nikki) Beninghaus of Cincinnati; and grandchildren, Sophie, who was her cupcake and pride and joy, Maelynn, Cole and Alyvia. Also surviving is her sister, Marsha Harvey of Lewis Center, Ohio; brother, Dan (Sharon) Greer of Mt. Sterling; two step-brothers, Richard Johnson of Canal Winchester and Ken (Josie) Johnson of New Tazewell, Tennessee; and niece and nephews, Melissa, Michael, Chris, and Scott.

She was preceded in death by her mother; step-mother, Juanita Greer; mother and father-in-law, Alvera and George Beninghaus; and her best friend, Poppy Girton. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Daljeet Singh and his staff as well as the staff of Ohio Hospice.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Karen’s funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Chaplain Janie Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, 660 Ackerman Rd., P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503





10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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Asbury Cemetery

Jones Rd. at Vernon Asbury Rd.
Springfield, OH 45502


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