Therese Anne (Bender) Bitzel

May 14, 1953 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Therese Bitzel Obituary

Therese Anne (Bender) Bitzel, 70, of Peru passed away at Parkview Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

She was born in Peru, Indiana to the late Peter and Dolly Mae (Glassburn) Bender on May 14, 1953.

Therese was a homemaker and a life member of the Moose in Wabash. She was an animal lover and enjoyed playing games on her phone. Therese loved her family dearly.

She is survived by her children; Rachael (John) Clemmons of Kokomo, Indiana, Peter (Sarah) Graham of Kokomo, Indiana, grandchildren; Krysta (Gabe) Robles of Peru, Kameron Graham of Seymour, Indiana, Logan Graham of Kokomo, Indiana, Ryan Graham of Kokomo, Indiana, Melissa (Joshua) Kee of Kentucky, Christina Clemmons of Kentucky, great granddaughter, Adelaide Robles, brother, Thomas (Becky) Bender of Bunker Hill, Indiana, sister, Helen Logsdon of Peru, Indiana, and her beloved new pom-terrier puppy, Gizmo.

Therese is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Lawrence Bender.

A celebration of life will be held from 11am to 12pm on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. The funeral service will follow at 12pm.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy & Allen Funeral Home.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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Celebration of Life
November 18, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
November 18, 2023

12:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


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