ASHTABULA — Vivian R. Benedict, age 79, of Ashtabula, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, 2013, in the Hospice Unit at Ashtabula County Medical Center.
Born Oct. 7, 1934, in McDowell, Ky., she was the daughter of Everett and Wilma (Hopkins) Jones.
Mrs. Benedict was retired from working at the Holiday Inn, Swallows Restaurant, and for 34 years as the owner manager of Benedicts Confectionary on Station Ave. She was loved and respected by all of the Station Ave. area for her help in the community.
She enjoyed cooking, flowers, interior decorating, casino trips and being with her family.
Survivors include her children, Cheryl Kent of Ashtabula, Ricky (Tina) Benedict of Ashtabula, Michele Benedict of Cuyahoga Falls, Sandy Pietch of Sedona, Ariz. and Barry (Janene) Benedict of Ashtabula; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Erna Bish of Ashtabula.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, John Benedict; and brothers, Edgele, Carlos and Donald Jones.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula. Private burial will take place at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
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