Ashton Funeral Home


Betty C. Benner

July 27, 2017

Betty C. Cunningham Benner, 92, of Palmer Township, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Weston Assisted Living at Sullivan Trail.

Born November 11, 1924 in Alpha, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Russell T. Cunningham and Mable (Halpin) Cunningham.  Her husband, Robert H. Benner died in 2009.

Betty was a manager at Easton National Bank and Trust Company for 30 years until 1986. She was also a tour escort for East Coast Touring Co., Forks Township.

She was a member of the former Memorial United Church of Christ where she was an Elder, Deacon, Treasurer and Sunday School teacher.  She was a member of New Creation United Church of Christ and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  She was a graduate of Churchman Business School and a Worthy Matron and District Deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star, Easton Chapter 214.

Surviving are two brothers, Kenneth T. Cunningham and William L. Cunningham and three sisters, Pauline M. Minger, Doris J. Ostrander and Frances L. Slack.  Five brothers, R. James Cunningham, Clayton C. Cunningham, Joseph A. Cunningham, Harry G. Cunningham and Robert Cunningham and a sister, Martha C. Schermerhorn died earlier.

Services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, July 31, 2017 in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 am until service time on Monday in the funeral home.  Interment in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Creation United Church of Christ, 3730 Nicholas St., Easton, PA 18045.  Offer online condolences at

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  1. MN

    July 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience. Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible. Jesus tells us at John 5:28, 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day. Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time.