Delight F. Bennett, 98, homemaker, bacteriologist

September 07, 2005

Delight F. Bennett, a homemaker and 50-year member of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church who worked as a bacteriologist in the 1930s, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 30 at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 98.

Delight Frederick was born in Berkeley, Calif., and earned a degree in public health from the University of California there.

She worked as a bacteriologist at Peralta Hospital in Oakland, Calif., before marrying Ward Bennett in 1935. They had two daughters, and moved in 1942 to Arlington, Va., after Mr. Ward enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to overseeing trucking operations in Washington.

The family settled in Baltimore in 1946, and Mrs. Bennett became an active member of Brown Memorial Woodbrook. She had been a longtime member of the Roland Park Garden Club and was a past president of the Bryn Mawr School PTA.

The couple moved to Broadmead in 1983, and Mr. Bennett died in 1992.

A private memorial service was being planned.

She is survived by her daughters, Eleanor Bennett Clark of Ruxton and Adelaide Bennett Hagens of Princeton, N.J.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

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