Dorla May Benfer, 55, died April 27, 2017 in Topeka.

She was born May 4, 1961 in Clay Center to Henry and Bernice (Runnalls) Benfer.

Dorla was raised in the Longford Community and graduated from Clay Center Community High School in 1979. Following graduation, she lived in Salina and attended Salina Vo-Tech. Dorla attended the Industry United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by brother David and wife Marilyn Benfer of Longford; sister Debra and husband Derald Craig of Wakefield; sister Denise and husband Sam Zook of Abilene; sister Donna and husband Bill Longbine of Salina; and sister Robin and husband Charles Redger of Galva.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center with Pastor Debra Tompsett-Welch officiating.

Burial will be at Athelstane Cemetery in rural Longford.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the National Alliance of Mental Illness or NAMI Kansas c/o the funeral home in lieu of flowers.

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