WALDOBORO — In loving memory of Elsie R. Loud Benner, 89, who passed away Aug. 31, 2021, in Belfast, with her family by her side.

Elsie was born in New Harbor, Oct. 22, 1931, to the late Estella “Sylvia” Loud Collamore and Herbert Loud.

She was married to the late Richard N. Benner, June 14, 1952, and had six children: Sandra “Sandy,” Elaine “Sister,” Molly, Alice, Sarah and Herbert “Herb.”

Elsie worked as a pastry cook at Moody’s Diner for many years, while raising her children by herself after the death of her husband in 1973. Elsie loved her children and was dedicated to their upbringing in a safe and healthy home.

Elsie is predeceased by her parents, husband, daughter Sandra “Sandy” Benner Winchenbach, granddaughter Tanya Winchenbach Seidel, Sister Chalmer Loud Lewis and brother Herbert Wilbur Loud.

She is survived by her children, daughters Elaine “Sister” Benner Hyler of Delaware, Molly Benner of Augusta, Alice Benner Sullivan and her husband Danny of Cooper, Sarah Benner Moran of Waldoboro, and son Herbert R. Benner and Tammy, of Belfast.

Elsie is also survived by nine grandchildren Jason Winchenbach from Pennsylvania, William Hyler from Arizona, Samantha Hyler from Sweden, Sulo “Skip” Pietila III from Nobleboro, Olivia Pietila from Nobleboro, Laura Thompson from Jefferson, Stephanie Balboni from Massachusetts, Ricky Benner from Washington state and Damion Benner from Searsport.

Elsie is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren. Elsie has countless nieces and nephews.

Per request of Elsie, there will be no funeral services. A private graveside committal service will be held at Sweetland Cemetery with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. Condolences may be shared with the family at hallfuneralhomes.com.