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Esther May (Murphy) Benedict

February 24, 1935 ~ August 29, 2018 (age 83)

Esther May Benedict, 83, of Friendsville, MD, died Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at her residence.

Born February 24, 1935, in Friendsville, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Theresa (Selby) Murphy. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert S. Murphy.

Mrs. Benedict was a Registered Nurse, having worked for Garrett Co. Memorial Hospital and then the Garrett Medical Group, Friendsville Office. She was an active member of the Asher Glade Church of the Brethren. She volunteered and ran blood drives in Friendsville for the American Red Cross and also volunteered for Hospice of Garrett Co.

She is survived by her husband, V. Gene Benedict; two sons, Gene (Karen) Benedict and Rick (Belinda) Benedict, all of Friendsville; two daughters, Melany E. (Irvin) Platter, Grantsville, MD; Kathy M. (Dan) Swartzentruber, Oakland, MD; one sister, Mary Schroyer, Grantsville; six grandchildren, Amy Leydig, Nathan and Megan Swartzentruber, Laura Humbert, Brian Benedict and Christi Knox; eight great-grandchildren, Jared Warnick, Sophia DeWitt, Kamryn Knox, Carsyn Knox, Lane, Reed and Avery Humbert and Haisley Benedict.

A memorial service will be held in the Asher Glade Church of the Brethren, Sunday, September 2, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Michael Saturday officiating.

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, is in charge of cremation arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Garrett Regional Hospital, 251 N. 4th St., Oakland, MD  21550, Hospice of Garrett Co., P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD  21550 or Asher Glade Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 184, Friendsville, MD  21531.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Donations may be made to:

Garrett Regional Medical Center
251 N. Fourth Street, Oakland MD 21550

Hospice of Garrett County
P. O. Box 271, Oakland MD 21550
Tel: 1-301-334-5151

Asher Glade Church of the Brethren
P.O. Box 184, Friendsville MD 21531

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