I was born March 28, 1922 in Muncie, Indiana. I grew up at 306 Highland Avenue. My parents are Lala Marine (Rinker) and John (Stuart) Bender. My father was born in 1900 in Battle Creek, Michigan. I have a brother, Edward. My grandmother's name is Lora Rinker, who lived with us for awhile. My other grandparents are John Irving Bender and Esther Ann Vollick. I had a lot of aunts and uncles on my dad's side. I went all through school in Muncie and even went to college at Ball State. I was in the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. We used to host things like dances and weiner roasts. I married Fodge (Earl W Hays), who has since passed away in 1995. I work for the bank during the war and was in charge of printing the money. I also worked for a minister at the church. I have two children: Sheila and Steve. I like to play cards.