Mildred Louise Benedict Obituary

Mildred Louise Benedict

Mildred Louise Benedict, 93, of Owensboro, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with her family by her side on October 23, 2020 at Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest. She was born July 8, 1927 in Daviess County to the late Sherman Layfette Ashby and Mary Magdalene "Maymee" Fielden Ashby. Millie retired from Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago, Illinois and attended Pleasant Valley Community Church. Days of yore, Mille enjoyed walks with her husband along the Ohio River at Smothers Park. She truly loved her little dog Jackson, UK basketball, Bingo with her friends and most of all being surrounded by little children. She had a great sense of humor and a natural gift for storytelling. Millie was a published poet enriching our lives with poems such as this one published in 1975. One night as I lay in my winters bed I heard wild geese honking overhead. Away from the north winds scowling face winging their way to a sunny place. I dreamed, and in my fantasy I took wing and called -- wait for me. What a difference, a dream or reality, I flew with them, wild and free. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Jerry Benedict; two sisters, Ann M. Perusich (Paul) and Gladys McKinney (Harrison); and brother-in-law, J.D. Tong. Millie is survived by her sister, Shirlene Tong; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the chapel at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. The number of those attending the visitation or funeral shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks.
July 8, 1927 - October 23, 202007/08/192710/23/2020
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Mildred Louise Benedict, 93, of Owensboro, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with her family by her side on October 23, 2020 at Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest. She was born July 8, 1927 in Daviess County to the late Sherman Layfette Ashby and Mary Magdalene "Maymee" Fielden Ashby. Millie retired from Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago, Illinois and attended Pleasant Valley Community Church. Days of yore, Mille enjoyed walks with her husband along the Ohio River at Smothers...

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Oct
25
Service
Sunday, October 25 2020
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory
3009 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
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Oct
25
Visitation
Sunday, October 25 2020
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory
3009 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
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Owensboro Memorial Gardens
5050 Ky 144
Owensboro, KY 42303
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