We are saddened by this news. I just received a
check yesterday where the Benedicts were honoring one of their many friends with
a membership to the AHS.
It's a sad day in Hostaland.
Dan & Lu
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002 7:37 AM
Subject: The passing of Dorothy Benedict
Dear Friends of the Benedicts:
We are sorry to inform you
of the death of Dorothy Benedict. She died peacefully early this morning
at Hillsdale Community Hospital and was 4 weeks short of her 89th
birthday. I know many of you knew and came to love Dorothy. She had
a series of heart attacks beginning July 30: no intervention was possible.
At her and Herb's wishes there will be no visitation or services.
and Dorothy had no biologic children, but, through there great warmth and joy in
sharing about hostas and life, they amassed many friends. Most of their
closest friends were able to be here for a final visit.
physically very limited, but his mind remains sharp. He celebrated his
89th birthday on July 31, and they would have been married 66 years this
week. I know he would appreciate cards and notes. Handling the phone
is very difficult and taxing for him. He knows that Dorothy's loss will
have a profound impact on his life. We will keep you informed of Herb's
Herb's address is: 3558 Alpine Court, Wilson Lake,
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Jim and Sandy