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Jessie W. Benedict
Rome
Jessie W. Benedict, 63, of Rome, NY, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 14, 1949, in Rome, to Charles and Helen Wolfgang. After graduating from Rome Free Academy and SUNY Brockport with a Masters Degree in Education, she married C. Whitney Benedict at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Rome, NY on April 13, 1974. Jessie loved being a second grade teacher at Fort Stanwix Elementary School for thirty-five years and retired in 2005. Jessie was predeceased by her father, Charles Wolfgang. Survivors include her adoring husband, Whitney; her mother, Helen Wolfgang; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Tyler Stevenson; son and daughter-in-law, Jared and Amanda Benedict; two step-daughters, Sheryl Estes and Christine Phillips; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Terry Dreyer, Letha and Fran Palczynski; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Lynne Wolfgang; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11:00AM at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Rome. She will be laid to rest in Rome Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call 4:00PMto 7:00PM Monday at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George Street, Rome, NY. Contributions may be made in Jessies memory to the Ava Dorfman Senior Center Senior Day Program, Rome, NY. You may view the obituary and send a message of sympathy to: www.nunnandharper.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Feb. 16, 2013
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