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Wendell "Cornell" Benkendorfer

August 5, 1940 — October 7, 2022

Wendell "Cornell" Benkendorfer, 82, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022, in Mountain Home, AR. Wendell was born on August 5, 1940, in Hillsboro, TX, to Hugo and Wilma Hartman Benkendorfer. Cornell served in the United States Navy. After he retired, he moved to Mountain Home from Arizona. He married Barbara on May 12, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. He was a member of the Bar None Cowboy Church. He loved God. Cornell loved to make people laugh and was especially kind, generous, thoughtful, and helpful, even to those he didn't know. He never had an argument with Barbara and would never tell her "no".

Visitation will be Monday, October 10, 2022, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Bar None Cowboy Church, with Brother Rick Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Galatia Cemetery, in Norfork, Arkansas.

Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com
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Visitation

Monday, October 10, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Kirby & Family Funeral & Cremation Services - Mountain Home, Arkansas

, Mountain Home, AR 72653

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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