Joan Benedict, age 69, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 4:44 AM at Kindred Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on January 14, 1946 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Albert Earl & Hattie Catherine (Wion) Weyant.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Dale & Karen Benedict of Covington, Faith Wray of Laura, Joel & Tara Benedict of Covington, Jeremy & Michelle Benedict of Versailles and Nevin Benedict of Versailles; grandchildren, Andre, Ian, and Izeke Benedict; Hannah, Corbin, Carly, Brendan, and Reuben Wray; Tristen, Tori Mae, and Asia Benedict; Rae Lynn, Shane, Alexia, Jo and Elsi Benedict; foster children, Ron Johns of California and Brady Johns of Kentucky; brother and sister in law, Gene & Wanda Weyant of Troy, life long friend, Phyllis Buckingham of Greenville; step mother in law, Julia Hess of PA; sisters in law & brothers in law, Fay & Lester Frey of PA, Floyd Denlinger of Brookville, Joan & Carl Helman of PA, Lois Flora of Covington, Mae Emig of Eaton, Crist & Mary Beth Benedict of Covington and Keith & Sharon Benedict of PA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by husband, Mark Hess Benedict; son in law, Russell Wray; sister in law, Edna Denlinger and brother in law, Eldon Flora.
Joan was a member of the Bethel German Baptist Brethren Church. She was a homemaker and for several years operated a catering business and later owned a fabric store.
There will be a service held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Oakland Church of the Brethren with the Home Brethren officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 1-5 and 6-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com