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Ruth VanSant Bennett

Wednesday, September 21st, 1927 - Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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RUTH ELIZABETH VANSANT BENNETTT

Ruth VanSant Bennett, age 92, of Woodbine passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law due to complications from cancer. Born on September 21, 1927 in Mt. Airy, Maryland she was the daughter of the late Prentiss Wilbur VanSant and Clara Brashears VanSant.

She was the wife of the late Edwin DeWitt Bennett, her husband of 74 years who passed away on April 14, 2019.

Ruth graduated from Mt. Airy High School in 1944. Before retiring she was a secretary at Stems Supply in Winfield for 35 years.

Ruth was an active member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Sykesville, Maryland. She continually loved volunteering at church. Most recently in November, she made her famous candy for the Christmas Bazaar. She was well known for her homemade candy, jellies and pickles. Ruth was a charter member of the Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. On July 16, 2019 she received an award from Maryland State Fireman’s Association for her years of service and for still being an active member into her 90’s. She loved to dance and play cards with friends and family and trips to Myrtle Beach with friends.

Surviving family is son Donald and wife Cathy of Woodbine, daughter Nancy Newcomer and husband Grayson (Dan) of Westminster, grandchildren, Suzanne, Bruce, Amanda, Rob, Matthew, Great-Grandchildren, Marcus, Phillip and RJ. Surviving in addition are her brothers, Allen VanSant of Pikesville and Donald VanSant of Mt. Airy and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Prentiss VanSant Jr. and Hanford VanSant and sister, Annabelle VanSant Biddinger.

The family will welcome friends at the Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA., 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Winfield Volunteer Community Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Memorial Service on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.; Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club Memorial Service to follow.

A funeral service will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Sykesville, MD on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Judith Emerson officiating. Interment will be at Ebenezer U.M. Church Cemetery following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ebenezer UM Church Building Fund, 4901 Woodbine Road, Sykesville, MD 21784 or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements made by: Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA online condolences to www.burrier-queen.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    Address
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Winfield Vol. Community Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary Service at 7:30 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    Address
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Winfield Vol. Community Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary Service at 7:30 PM Sunday at the Funeral Home
  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Ebenezer United Methodist Church
    Address
    4901 Woodbine Rd.
    SYKESVILLE, MD
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Judith Emerson
  • Interment

    Location
    Ebenezer U.M. Church Cemetery
    Address
    Woodbine Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
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Matthew H. McComas

Posted at 10:17am
Ms. Nancy - I'm sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a pleasant person. Will keep you and your family in my prayers. Miss you guys! - Matt
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Jessica Taylor

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Our condolences and deepest sympathies to the Bennett Family. From Dick and Yvonne Baker
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Love Always, Tony Myers

Posted at 09:30am
Honoring one of The Two Best Humans I have ever known, Aunt Ruthie. Your are now hand in hand with the Other One, Uncle Eddie! See you in Heaven!
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Julia Carbonetti

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Nancy- I am so sorry for your loss. I imagine your mom as being as colorful and vibrant as you are. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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