Vivian L. Benedict | 1926 - 2013 | Obituary

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Vivian L. Benedict

Born: May 17, 1926
Died: January 07, 2013

Vivian L. (Lawrence) Benedict - 86, of Chalfont, PA went home to be with her Lord on Monday, January 7, 2013 at her residence.

She was the loving wife of the late Charles Partick Benedict for 62 years. Vivian was born in Yonkers, New York to the late Herbert M. Lawrence and the late Anna A. (Carlson) Lawrence.

She graduated from Gorton High School, class of 1944. Vivian was employed as a Legal Secretary for John Helfrich, Esquire for 15 years. She assisted her husband in the ministry in various church activities. Vivian also did some counseling with women and worked with children's ministries. She was an avid reader who enjoyed knitting and cross-stitch. Vivian was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her two daughters, Lois Clark & husband, Martin of Blacklick, OH, Deborah Heffernan & husband, David of Chalfont, PA; her son, Charles Partick Benedict III of Upland, CA; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Lawrence.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, 754 E. Rockhill Road, Sellersville, Pennsylvania 18960 where friends may view and meet with the family from 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm.

Burial will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10 am at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church / Keller's Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Faith Promise Missions c/o Bethel Baptist Church, 754 E. Rockhill Road, Sellersville, PA 18960.

Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit

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