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Edith Freeland Bennett
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1908
Roane County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 13, 2000
Two Run
Wirt County
West Virginia, USA

Edith Freeland Bennett, 91, of Two Runs Community, Wirt County, died May 13, 2000, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 2, 1908, on Bear Run in Roane County, a daughter of the late John L. and Molly Ann Fox Freeland.

She was the oldest member of the Two Runs Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School superintendent, Vacation Bible School director and teacher, song leader, soloist, church clerk for 20 years, and a member of ABW Ministries. She was one of the first cooks to work in the Hot Lunch Program in West Virginia and retired from the Wirt County School System in 1974. She enjoyed reading quilting and music.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Virginia Bennett of Palestine; two daughters, Mary Lou Sheppard of Palestine and Doris Hendrickson of Parkersburg; five grandchildren, Allen and Rebecca Sheppard, Keith and Kevin Bennett, and Steven Hendrickson; seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Stacey and Lane Sheppard, and Teena, Ryan, Kaitlin and Karly Bennett; two grand-daughters-in-law, Cheryl and Brenda Bennett; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Bennett on May 13, 1976; two brothers, Harvey and Earl Freeland; two sisters, Anna Stewart and Adda Copley; two half-brothers, Filmore and Dorr Freeland; one half-sister, Lovia Dugan; and one son-in-law, Charles R. Sheppard.

Services were held on Monday afternoon at Two Runs Baptist Church, the Revs. Fred Basnett and David L. Kidd officiating. Burial was in Two Runs Cemetery.
Family links: 
  John Lenox Freeland (1874 - 1957)
  Mollie A. Fox Freeland (1879 - 1908)
  James Leamond Bennett (1903 - 1976)*
  Edith Freeland Bennett (1908 - 2000)
  Lewis "Dorr" Freeland (1916 - 1939)**
*Calculated relationship
Two Run Cemetery
Two Run
Wirt County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Marjorie
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79122697
Edith <i>Freeland</i> Bennett
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