Myrtice K. Bennett, 84, home economics teacher

October 30, 2003

Myrtice K. Bennett, a retired Baltimore County home economics teacher, died of pneumonia Sunday at Sinai Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 84.

Born in Chester, Pa., Myrtice Knight earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from Virginia State University in Petersburg.

She moved to Baltimore in the 1930s and taught for more than three decades at Sollers Point, Carver, Banneker and Lansdowne high schools. She retired in 1975.

A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., where she was a member and belonged to its welcome circle, child care board, and archives and cultural arts committees.

Her husband of 38 years, George L. Bennett, an English supervisor in the Baltimore County school system, died in 1980.

Survivors include a sister, Jimmie Ewell of Pleasantville, N.J.; a niece and grandniece; and her caregiver-companions, Mark and Erness Hill and Juanita Owens, all of the Baltimore area.

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