Helen Julia Bender, 93, of El Dorado, mother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, retired cook, dental assistant and florist. Helen was born on Oct. 15, 1919 in Wichita, to Arthur and Elna "Schuenamann" Schmid. She is survived by her sons, Dean (Berthadean) Bender and Dan (Sherry) Bender; five grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Ross; daughter, Barbara; and siblings, Don Schmid, Jospehine Fager, Sylvia Crandall and Evelyn Hurst. Visitation will occur from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, 502 W. Central Ave., Andover. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick, with Jeana Bender presiding. Memorials may be made to the Kansas Eye Bank, 625 N. Carriage Parkway, Ste 1190, Wichita, KS 67205. Online register available at www.heritageofandover.com.