Antique Vintage 19

Vernelia "Verne" (Vinson) Bennett

November 5, 1938 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 82)


Vernelia Clydell “Verne” Bennett, 82, of Emmitsburg, died on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, PA.  Born November 5, 1938 in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Sue (Morris) Vinson.  She was the wife of Ronald William Bennett, to whom she was married for 61 years.

Verne was a Certified Nursing Assistant at St. Joseph’s Provincial House in Emmitsburg for over 30 years.  She enjoyed shopping, going to yard sales, cooking, entertaining, decorating, collecting oriental furnishings, telling stories about her life in Tennessee, and getting together with family and friends.  In her younger years she loved to go roller skating.

Surviving are her children, Tammy Denning and husband Bill of Woodsboro,  Mickie Bennett of Emmitsburg, and Todd Bennett and wife Sash of Thurmont; son-in-law, Rich Bove of Fairfield, PA; sister-in-law, Joyce Vinson of Emmitsburg; grandchildren, Kayti Gamer and husband Mike, Sarah Tabor and husband Ren, Zack Bennett, Ben Denning and wife Barbara, Mary Cait Denning, Sam Bennett, Anna Denning, and Max Bennett; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Adelayde, Liam, Charlotte, and Everett; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by daughter, Phyllis Bove; son, Ronald Bennett, Jr.; and brother, Stanley Vinson.

Services will be held at a later time.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Emmitsburg, MD. 

Memorial contributions in Verne’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Dr., Memphis, TN, 38105. 


Graveside Service at a later date

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