Sylvia K. Benedict, 92, of Holmes Beach, died March 15. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Benedict came to Manatee County from there in 1971. She was a retired deputy clerk for the clerk of courts in Columbus. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 467 of Columbus, past Supreme Guardian of International Order of Jobs Daughters, and Ladies Oriental Shrine of Columbus. She was a member of Longboat Island Chapel. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at The Shores, 1700 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. She is survived by daughter Beverly B. Reed of Bradenton; son Duane Richard of Holmes Beach; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial Stone Only. Ashes scattered at sea. Family stone is centered over Lot 37-D #3 East.