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Stella Gipalo Bender

August 26, 1924 ~ January 4, 2019 (age 94)


Stella Gipalo Bender, 94, of Steubenville, Ohio died Friday, January 4, 2019 at Woodland Hills Assisted Living in Weirton, WV. She was born August 26, 1924 in Amsterdam, Ohio a daughter of the late Mele & Boya Krajack Gipalo. She was a member of Holy Resurrection Serbian Church; Sveta Petka Kolo; American Legion Post 33 and charter member of The Women’s Memorial #345868. Stella served in the US Navy during WWII and was retired from the physical therapy department at Trinity East. Preceding Stella in death were her husband Arthur D. Bender; granddaughter Sonja Lynn Bara; brother George Gipalo; sisters Mary Girt & Ruby Letzelter.

Stella is survived by her daughters Judy (Earl) McFarland of Wickcliffe, OH, Mary (Perry) Duckworth of Weirton & Debbie (Russ) Frey of Mingo Jct., OH; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Thanks to the entire staff of Woodland Hills for the care and kindness they gave our mom.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio on Tuesday 4-7 p.m.; where services will be held at noon on Wednesday with Very Rev. Rade Merick officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben. Pomen service 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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