Evelyn K. Benedict - 93
3/4/1923 - 9/19/2016
Evelyn K. Benedict age 93 of DeWitt, formerly of Delmar, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at West Wing Place in DeWitt. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 23rd at Prince of Peace Parish in Clinton. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the service time at the church. Following the service cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Delmar at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 24th. Evelyn K. Benedict was born in Delmar, Iowa on March 4, 1923, the daughter of Linus and Nell (Kelly) Hanrahan. She graduated from Delmar High School in 1941. Evelyn married Kenneth Benedict on September 26, 1948 in Delmar. Kenny died in 1978. She worked as a book keeper for Burpee Seed Co., Promotion Fulfillment, and Prince of Peace catholic offices. Evelyn was always full of energy and enjoyed work and being away from her house, not ready for the retirement lifestyle she quickly returned to the workforce part-time at HyVee handing out samples in the produce section where she worked past her 90th birthday. Evelyn could be seen almost any day of the week in the early morning walking along the riverfront in Clinton, most days with her dog Charlie. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society. Evelyn’s faith in God and her devotion to her family and friends were at the center of all she did throughout her life. Evelyn is survived by seven grandchildren Theresa, Pat, Danny, Mary, David, Sean and Larry; eight great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kenneth; her son Larry Hanrahan; three siblings Francis , Claire and Margaret ; Granddaughter Regina: Great Granddaughter Kristin.
Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the service time at the church.
A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 23rd at Prince of Peace Parish in Clinton.