Loren Benedum, 86, of Reedsville, OH, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 1, 1932 in Reedsville, OH, son of the late Meigs J. and Metta Ford Benedum. He was a U.S. Marines Veteran serving in the Korean War, a member of the Tuppers Plains VFW Post 9053 and he retired from DuPont.

Loren is survived by his wife of 63 years, Glenda Rollins Benedum; 3 daughters, Lana Clark, Cheryl Young and Janet (Rick) Hammons; 2 grandchildren, Kelly Clark and Angela Young; 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Clark; 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at the Meigs County Memory Gardens, Pomeroy, OH, with Willie Hood officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the combined color guard of the Middleport American Legion and the Tuppers Plains VFW.

Visitation was held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, OH.