Benninghove, Deloras Louise “Granny”, 86, went to live in her heavenly home on August 7, 2021. Born on September 29, 1934 to Elma Brown and Robert Youngblood in Allegany, MD county of Paw Paw. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ralph Gordon Benninghove, one son, Gordon Michael Benninghove, two daughters, Brenda Jean Schumacher and her husband Bob, Karen Lynn Knight and her husband Melvin. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Bonnie Jo Blevins, Mandi Jo McDaniel, Katie Jo Glidewell and Crystal Louise Knight and three great-grandchildren, Hunner Owen Blevins, Emma Jo Blevins and Raelynn Everlee Jo McDaniel. Louise was the oldest of 15 children. She is survived by four brothers, Fred, Dennis, Ed and Steve Miller, and four sisters, Sue Foltz, Patsy McCumbee, Kay Bishop and Donna Lynn Miller.
She was preceded in death by her beloved Mother, Elma Brown Miller, five of her brothers, Jim, Lawrence, Donald, Jerry and Rick Miller and one sister, Jeanie Holiday. Louise graduated from Old Town, MD, high school in 1953. After graduating, she moved to Washington, DC, where she began a 35 year career as a telephone operator for C & P and then A T & T phone company. While in DC, she met her husband, Ralph, who was in the Army. They moved to Richmond, VA, in 1957 and on November 2nd, 2020, they celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary. Louise “Granny” as she was know by most people, was a very loving Mother and Grandmother who will truly be missed. She and her husband, Ralph, were both members of Graceland Baptist Church in Powhatan, where there have lived for over 30 years. The Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 21st, for a viewing from 10:00am to 12:00pm and a service after the viewing at 12:00pm at Graceland Baptist Church, 975 Dorset Road, Powhatan Va 23139. Lunch will be provided by Graceland Baptist Church immediately following the services. Graveside service will be held at 3:00pm at Dale Memorial Park, 10201 Newbys Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Va 23832. Flowers may be sent to Bennett and Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, Va 23139 or in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences can be made at bennettbardenfh.com.
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