Louise Eileen LaBenne

October 30, 1930 ‒ April 19, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Louise Eileen LaBenne died on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.

Louise, affectionately known as Robbie to her nursing friends, was born to Elmer and Ruth (Wallace) Robinson in Cadiz, Ohio on October 30, 1930.  She graduated from Freeport High School in 1948 and Martins Ferry Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.

Louise began her nursing career at Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon, where she met her husband, Raymond.  She continued her nursing career at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in 1967 and was Director of Nursing from 1982-1994.  She was a devoted member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon since 1955.  She enjoyed traveling, especially to Lakeside, Belgium and her nursing reunions.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, whom she married in 1955; her brothers, Russell and Ralph; and her sisters, Lena, Myrtle and Mary.

Louise is survived by her children, Michael (Gail) of Mount Vernon, Marguerite Schafer (Jeffrey) of Tipp City and Edgar (Mely) of the Philippines; grandchildren, Christopher (Samantha) LaBenne, Laura LaBenne (Anthony), Emily LaBenne, and Olivia LaBenne, Justin (Amanda) Schafer, Jena (James) Cosby, Maria (Justin) Moritz, , Mary LaBenne, Joshua LaBenne, Kevin LaBenne and Gigi LaBenne;   great grandchildren, Adonai, Isaiah, Alaina, Camille and Baylee.

The family will observe a private service and will have a memorial Mass at a later date.

The family would like to thank the many friends who were such a joy and help to Louise through the years and the wonderful care at Country Court Nursing Home.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Road, Suite #3, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Like. So sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Such a wonderful woman and friend to my mother, Margaret Curry. Prayers for her family who she dearly loved!

  • Mike, Gail, and family – So sorry for your huge loss. Thinking of you, Bill and Marsha

  • Marguerite, Jeff, and family:

    So very sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. 💗🙏🏻😢

  • Mike, Gail and family,

    So very sorry to hear about Mike’s mother. Our love and prayers are with all of you. In God’s Care…

    Think and Carol

  • I’m so very sorry to see the sad news of Mrs. LaBenne’s passing today. I can tell from the amazing man she raised, her son and my good friend Edgar, that she was a wonderful and very special woman. God rest her soul and give comfort to her whole family at this time of grief.

  • Mike, Gail and family,

    Please accept my sympathy at the loss of Mike’s mother. I hope memories will sustain you.

    A big hug to you all, Carol Navin

  • Mike

    Very Sorry to see you mother has passed. You are a good man, good dad, and good son. I am proud to be your friend and care for you and your family.


  • Sir Ed,

    May the good Lord send His angels to bring your mother home with Him, finally reunited with your father in eternal love and happiness.

    May God grant your family peace and comfort through this lonely time.


  • To all the Labennes, Your mom and dad made us feel most welcome when we came to Mt Vernon. Our two Rays loved their Belgium heritage. When my Ray passed one of the first to call at funeral home was Louise. She treated me like family. I was so proud to have had you all as students. Great kids who were a reflection of mom and dad.I loved Louise. She was kind to everyone…Kids Louise is now with Ray. God and the Angels have welcomed her. She will be truly missed So glad God let her pass this way.My prayers are sent to you all Mrs Frere

  • Prayers and condolences, to all of the Family and Friends, of this great lady.

  • Mike, Gail, and family:
    Thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember and celebrate your Mother. May beautiful memories bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Roger Marra

  • Mike, Marguerite, & Ed,

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She will be greatly missed but is with Uncle Ray in heaven & no more pain. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. May your memories bring you peace & comfort. She will be truly missed.
    Pat & Paul Peterson

  • To the entire LaBenne Family~

    We loved your mother so much! As a young girl, I remember sitting at her kitchen table and her being so interested in me and my life and she was just so kind and loving! She always had a little twinkle in her eye and a wonderful sense of humor! She always made everyone feel so welcome! She clearly raised three remarkable children!

    Our love and prayers are with you at this time.

    Chris and Ken Kelly

  • Marguerite,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. Your love for your Mother was seen with the smile on your face whenever you talked about her and how proud you were of her and her Nursing career. We are all thinking of you and your family.

    The Moritz Family

  • I am so sorry to hear this. I sadly don’t have childhood memories with Robbie, but I am so glad that my Mom and her reconnected and I was able to get to know her as an adult. She was a beautiful and caring person. Hugs to you all.

  • Mike, Gail and all of the LaBenne family..
    So very sorry for your loss. May all the happy memories get you thru this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

  • All, so, so sorry for your loss. You are and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. My heart breaks when I remember all the fantastic memories of Robbie. Her amazing support while my Dad was sick and dying. Her unwavering support of my mom through The entire process. Your mom’s laugh and the light of her eyes. Her ability to share her amazing light and laughter. Those are my most cherished memories. Your mom was the ying to my mom’s yang. I loved seeing them together. I loved watching them interact. Those are the memories I will cherish the most. I hope you can also. She will always be a part of my family.

  • Mike / Gail and all the LaBenne family,
    Our Hearts go out to you at this time. Mike I remembering meeting your mother on two occasions, and just from that I can’t help but think what a wonderful soul she was.
    Mike we have know each other a long time, a lot of great memories. I can’t help but think through our years of friendship that all your wonderful qualities , were instilled and nurtured in you as a person from your parents. We pray for Comfort for you and your family in this hour of difficulty.

  • Prayers and condolences to Ed and the LaBenne family. May the good Lord grant Louise Eileen LaBenne eternal rest and may perpetual light be upon her. May she rest in peace.

  • Robbie was a beautiful lady, both inside and out! She loved her Lord Jesus and I am sure she is resting in His arms.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.

  • To Louise LaBenne’s family,
    We are sorry to hear of Louise’s Passing. Our Mother, Martha Stull, was a dear friend of Louise. They were both very fond of the Ohio State Buckeyes. They liked to watch football and basketball games together. They liked to go together on excursions from the Living Center. Most of all they enjoyed eating together and sharing their memories of past years. When Martha moved to Country Court, the first person she wanted to see was her ” Louisey”! A fond nickname Mom called her good friend

    God Bless You All
    Joellyn Stull Bashford
    Jerry Stull

  • So sorry to hear of Robbie’s passing. Wonderful childhood memories of the many times our families enjoyed together. Mom was grateful that they reconnected in their golden years and had the opportunity to take some wonderful trips and just spend time together. I’m sure they are enjoying each other again as they visit in their heavenly home! Love to all!

  • Mike, Gail, and family,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for your healing comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. Thinking of you and your family with sympathy.

  • Dear Ed, Mike and your family,

    Please know you are all in my prayers and forever in my heart. I was so sadden to hear that you have loss your Mother. We also know that Louise was not loss because she knew where she was going, into her Heavenly Father’s arms. R.I.P.

    May God give you peace and strength during this trying time in your lives. If there is anything that I can do please let me know.

    Love always.,
    Kathleen Dean-Ridenour

  • My condolences to all the family. I worked with Robbie at Eastern Star. She was compassionate and caring to both her staff and residents. May she rest in peace.

  • Robie and I connected years ago through a common hairdresser and then I began giving her communion at the Living Center. She was such a sports addict, if it was a late game, she’d always say she wasn’t feeling well. Then she’d grin and we both knew she wanted an excuse to sleep a little longer. Her smile never failed to melt my heart. My condolences to the family.

  • So sorry to hear about Aunt (and Great Aunt) Louise’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Such a sweetie that will be missed by us all….Love, Deloris, Stacy & Kelly Franz

  • So sorry to hear about Aunt Louise passing
    She was such a sweet caring Aunt
    Thoughts and prayers are with the family

    Love Rick and Barbara Moore

  • Mike, Gail and Family,
    Prayers and condolences on the passing of Louise, especially at this difficult time to lose a loved one.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Robbie’s family during this difficult time. She was such a sweetheart when we worked together. What a precious woman! May God comfort you.

  • To the LaBenne Family,
    So sorry to hear about Robbie’s passing. She and my mother, Agnes, were close friends, sharing many good times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish the fond memories.

    Michael and Laura Abell