The Life of Betty J. Bennett
Betty Jean Lincoln Bennett was born to the late Luther G. Lincoln and Margrete Elizabeth Lincoln on May 12, 1931, in Manhattan, Kansas. Until the third grade, she was educated in the Manhattan school system when the family moved to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, where her fatherobtained employment as a chef In 1943, the family moved to Sharon, Pennsylvania. Betty was educated in the Sharon School system, graduating from Sharon Senior High School in 1949. In 1951, Betty enrolled in nursing school at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She graduated from St. Thomas Hospital in September 1954.
Betty met Charles Bennett, a young airman stationed at an Air Force Base in Youngstown, Ohio. They were united in marriage on June 11, 1955. This union produced four children, two girls, and two boys: Denise Marie, Dana Mark, Diane Michele and Darryl M. Bennett.
1960 Charles Bennett was transferred to a Radar Base in Duluth, Minnesota. While in Duluth, Betty enrolled in anesthesia school at Saint Mary Hospital. Upon graduation in 1962, Charles and Betty moved back to Charles's hometown of Philadelphia, Pa, where Betty began working at Mercy Douglas Hospital as a nurse anesthetist. Charles and Betty joined Mount Zion Baptist Church which had been Bennett's church of worship since 1946 when the Bennett family moved up north from Florida.
Betty’s hectic anesthesia schedule at Mercy Douglas Hospital and not spending enough time with her family. Betty resigned from Mercy Douglas Hospital in 1968. She began a new career as the Head Nurse of the Intravenous Team at Graduate Hospital. She later became the Head Nurse of the IV Team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
At HUP, Betty met Helen Mills, chair lady of Unity Day at 46th Street Baptist Church. It was not long afterward that Betty joined 46th Street Baptist under Rev. Theophilus Wright. Betty was a member of the Progressive Club at 46th Street for many years.
Betty went home to be with the Lord on July 15, 2021. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Denice, and her husband, Charles. She leaves to mourn a daughter, Diane Bennett London, son-in-law, Keven London, two sons Dana Bennett and Darryl Bennett, daughter-in-law, Sandra McAfee-Bennett, granddaughter Nicole Bennett, and two grandsons, David Bennett and Kelvin London. Two sisters-in-law Doretha Bolton, Corinne Bennett, one cousin Della Burton and cousin-in-law Marie Matthews, and a host of friends.
Her Service will be 11am Friday July 23, 2021 at the 46th St Baptist church with a Visitation at 10 am.
Burial at Arlington Cemetery Monticello Mausoleum will be private.