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Born: August 18, 1917

Place of Birth: Holidaysburg

Death: March 17, 2012

Place of Death: Temple Hills, MD

Occupation: Telephone Operator

Organizations: Holy Family Catholic Church

This memorial provided by:
George P. Kalas Funeral Home - Edgewater
Edgewater, MD

Anna Benton

    August 18, 1917  -  March 17, 2012

Life Legacy

Anna Josephine “Jo” Benton, 94, died March 17, 2012 at her home in Temple Hills, Md.

She was born Aug. 18, 1917 in Hollidaysburg, PA., the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Benton. She was the seventh of eight brothers and sisters.

She attended St. Mary’s School in Hollidaysburg and graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 1938.

After graduation, Jo worked as a telephone operator for the local AT&T telephone company. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1944.

She went to work as a telephone operator for the Department of the Air Force at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., becoming the chief operator for the base and retiring after 30 years of service.
She was a communicant of Holy Family Parish in Hillcrest Heights, Md.

Survivors include her sister, Eleanor Jane (Benton) Barber of Temple Hills; and many nieces and nephews, including Kathleen Ann McManus of Germantown, Md., and Patrick J. Murphy IV of Temple Hills, Md.

Funeral will be on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at Holy Family Parish Church, 2210 Callaway St., Hillcrest Heights, Md. , 20748. A reception will be held at the church prior to going to the cemetery.

Interment following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook located above.