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Martha Jane (Guin) Bennett

November 4, 1928 - May 21, 2020

Martha Jane (Guin) Bennett, age 91, originally from Jacksonville, TX, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020.

In life, Martha loved being a blessing to her family, helping out when and wherever she could. Her love of travelling and spending time with her family, as well as reading and doing crosswords, filled her days with happiness and content. Martha was always up for a good cup of coffee and interesting conversation. She persevered through many challenges, financial and health problems to become a successful business owner of Dipper’s Delight ice cream store in Sarasota, FL, where she later retired and resided until returning to Delaware to be closer to family who were the center of her life.

Martha was preceded in in death by her husband, Earl Clifton Bennett; son, William Gerald Bennett; grandson, Gerald Michael Bennett; parents, Asa and Ann Guin; and six siblings. She is survived by her four children, Earl Cleveland Bennett and Phyllis Ann Bennett, both of Smithfield, VA; Nora Bennett Smith and her husband Ken of Osprey, FL; and Joan Bennett Widdekind and her husband Michael of Centreville, MD; eight grandchildren, Cherie Bennett Pearlman, William Gerald Bennett, Carrie Bennett-Bland, Mary Bennett-Browning, Jennifer Smith Bullock, Tara Smith Greene, Matthew Hans Widdekind, and Andrew James Widdekind; six great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

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15 Condolences for Martha Jane (Guin) Bennett

  • Sending love and prayers to the family. I have very fond memories of Martha and will cherish each one.

  • Good Bye Mom. I love you!

  • Sending prayers, sympathy, and much love to all of you.

  • Rest In Peace, “Mom” Martha and thanks for the laughs. You are loved.

  • Nora I’m very sad to hear about MOM you will never know how much I loved her she was a BEAUTIFUL lady and my cousin I ALWAYS looked forward to seeing her when she visited my mother Carrie Mae Shaw Bennett in Chester Pa ..I always wanted to look like her as she had the most beautiful face. I will never forget her and Earl. My prayers are with you and all the family. Please get in touch with me LOVE YOU ALL Barbara

  • Good Bye Mom, from your loving Son Cleve

  • Rest In Peace, Mom-Mom. We’ll miss you. ❤
    Love your granddaughter,
    Mary

  • Fond memories of this lady in Sarasota! The Sivertson family sends their love.

  • Martha, your brownies were always my favorite! Truly, “the best is yet to be!”

  • Mom Mom, I will always remember you for your sharp wit and loving wisdom. I will cherish the many letters we wrote to each other over many years as i held on to each one. Thank you for being there when my mom passed away…you will always be my inspiration and example of what the life of a strong woman is like.

    Love your granddaughter Carrie

  • The amazing courage and strength you showed as you endured the countless battles in your life.

    The way you battled your way back from brain surgery & learned to communicate and function again was a miracle. You have showed me what a super women looks like!

    Our many conversations over coffee, the good times filled with laughter and silliness are memories I will forever cherish.

    I love you mom mom ❤️
    I will truly miss you. 😢
    Cheri (Bennett) Pearlman
    Granddaughter

  • Dear Cherie & Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss, especially from this horrible Covid-19.
    You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Peace, love, and light,

    Rhonda Miller

  • My Sincere condolences and My Love and Prayers Being Sent To All Family and friends

  • I plan to focus on the good memories. I love you mom! Your daughter, Phyllis

  • Nora ….Your mother is now at peace and free from pain. May your wonderful memories of happy family times bring you all comfort and smiles after this long journey and may God’s love give you peace. Sending heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your family.