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Jo Ann Bennington

April 8, 1926 — July 29, 2021

Jo Ann  Bennington , 95, of Frederick, Maryland, passed from this life on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick, MD.

She was born on April 8, 1926, in Ashland, KY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Bolen and Gladys (Cramer) Bolen.

Jo Ann was the loving wife of the late Robert Bennington.

She graduated from Bladensburg High School, Class of 1943 and furthered her education at University of Maryland where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority.  She met the love of her life, Robert (Bobby) Bennington while attending University of Maryland and they were married in 1947.

During WWII she worked at the Temporary Adjutant Generals Office (TAGO) in Munitions in Washington DC and later worked in the Admissions Office at University of Maryland.

She was active in her community in PTA, swim team activities when the children were young.  As a empty nester, Jo Ann enjoyed working in a floral shop for many years.  She also volunteered for over 20 years at Select Seconds in Frederick, supporting Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was an avid golfer and bridge player and enjoyed family and friends vacations at the beach; and spent her quiet time creating beautiful counted cross-stitch artwork for herself, family and many friends.

She is survived her children, Robert "Kirk" Bennington of Sycamore, IL; and Mary "Beth" Elizabeth Bennington of Carlsbad, NM.  She is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Daniel Lord, Palmer Lake, CO; Robert Semon, Carlsbad, NM; Megan Bennington, Trevose, PA; and Kevin Bennington, DeKalb, IL; great-grandchildren, Michael Castellein, III, Dowingtown, PA and Joseph Semon, Midland, TX.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her brother, Ralph K. Bolen who was killed in action, Saipan 1944.

Private services were held with the family at Mount Olivet Cemetery in  Frederick, MD.  Pallbearers were Dan Lord, Robert Semon, Kevin Bennington and Michael Castellein.

Memorial donations may be made to Frederick Health Auxiliary, 400 W 7th Street Frederick, MD 21701.

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