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Audrey Arlene "Jake" Bendle

Audrey Arlene "Jake" Bendle, 87, of Carrollton passed away Jan. 30, 2014, in Carroll Healthcare Center in Carrollton.

Born Oct. 28, 1926, she was a daughter of Robert and Josephine Katherine (Wile) Slates.

Jake married John James Bendle on Oct.10, 1953. He passed away Nov. 18, 1993.

She was a lifetime member of United Methodist Church of Kilgore and managed the family grocery store in Kilgore for many years. She owned Bud's Flowers in Carrollton and enjoyed making bows and arranging flowers. She liked to cook. She was a member of Kilgore Junior Women's Club and loved her cats.

She is survived by her brothers, Donald "Pete" Slates of Kilgore and Richard Slates of North Canton; a sister, Janet McEntire of Kilgore; and many loving family members.

Calling hours will be held Feb. 1 from 12-2 p.m. in United Methodist Church in Kilgore.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kimberly Arbaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.

Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.