Laura Bell Bending

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Laura Bell Bending, age 88 of North Platte passed away October 23, 2013.
Laura was born on March 26, 1925 in Wray, CO to Cecil and Jennie (Good) Clinger. She graduated from North Platte High School in 1943 and married Robert Bending on December 1, 1944 in North Platte, NE where the couple made their home. She was a homemaker, enjoyed music and Sunday afternoon drives. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 74 years and belonged to the Sunshine Group, Church Women United, Circle 6 and women’s Bible study group. After her husband’s death she helped many other widows and was very caring to her family
Laura is survived by her son Ronald (Pat) Bending of Jacksonville, AR; daughters Alberta Bending and Linda (Sam) Baylie both of North Platte; brother Harold Clinger of Hemet, CA; half-brothers and 1 half-sister; 2 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert; her parents; an infant daughter Roberta Kay; 1 son Eugene; 3 brothers; 1 sister; 1 half brother and 1 half sister.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and online condolences may be shared at Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday October 29, 2013 at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Logsdon officiating. Burial will be at the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.