Elsie Virginia Hanvey Benedict, 94, of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Seabreeze Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Bay City.
She was born December 5, 1906 in Waterford, Va. to Ernest Clifton Hanvey and Lucy May Weadon Hanvey.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bay City.
She was married October 2, 1926 to Gustav Benedict and has been a resident of Bay City since 1930. She was a salesperson for Rosenswags and My Ladies clothing stores for many years.
She is survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Lou Meyers and husband Peter of Chochiti Lake, NM, Virginia May Garrett and husband Robert Garrett of Coarsegold, Calif., Ellalea Teddy Ruckstuhl Ward and husband Richard of Houston, Texas, and Judith Ann West and husband, David of West Columbia, Texas; special family, Georgiann and James Spoonemore of Bay City, Texas; and by 12 grandchildren and by 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral services wil be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001 at the Methodist Chapel with the Rev. Tom Crowe officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Edward Benedict, James Spoonemore, Billy McDowell, Eric Ruckstuhl, Allen Ward, Melvin Epstein, and Johnny Ryman. Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.