March 28, 1924 ~ July 13, 2020

Born in: Warren County, KY
Resided in: Etoile, KY

Rachel Emerson Benedict, 96 of Etoile, died Monday, July 13, 2020 at the NHC Healthcare Facility in Glasgow. She was born in Warren County, March 28, 1924 to the late William J. Emerson and Elva Grinstead Emerson. Rachel was a homemaker and longtime member of the Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church in Etoile, KY.

Survivors include her great nephew and niece, Spencer Benedict (Carrie) and Jane Layton Benedict of Glasgow; great great nephew and niece, Austin Benedict (Heatherly) and Maren Benedict; niece Karen Benedict; all her special friends of the Etoile community.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Rush Benedict; and nephew, Carroll Benedict.

Funeral service will be 1:00pm Thursday, July 16th at the Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10:00am until time for the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church; Steve Emberton, 210 Morningside Dr. Glasgow, KY 42141

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Benedict. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Our deepest sympathies are with you all. From what I have heard Rachel was a very sweet lady.

  2. Love you always Rachael you were truly a blessing for Grandma Wood when you was caring for her during her sickness and you was a blessing to our whole family and you were our family as well.
    RIP sweet beautiful lady we love you so much and you will be greatly missed. Prayers for all the family during this difficult time. Give Grandma Wood my love now that y’all are together forever in Heaven

  3. Sweet, lovely lady, dear to our hearts. We will miss you greatly, but we know you are so much more happy in your heavenly home. ♥️

  4. I have known Rachel Benedict my whole life. Rush and Rachel were best friends to my parents, Lou and Leon Cunningham. Although I moved away from Etoile shortly after high school, I made it my priority to stop in to see Rachel every time I came home. One thing we shared was our love of animals. My first dog was named Rush. Rachel was almost always present at important events in my life, whether it was my joining Candy Fork church, graduations and marriage. She will be greatly missed.

    Deborah Jo Cunningham
    Queenstown, Maryland

  5. Such a sweet Christian lady, taught me how to make her awesome fried pies Caney Fork won’t be the same.

  6. Always a beautiful person always sit in the same place at church and she never changed as a person always remember her since I was little my mother Emogene Button just loved her prayers to all will never forget her

  7. Condolences to all. My memories of Rachel at Caney Fork church go back to my childhood and remembering her and her husband Rush. I remember her laughter and zest for life when my wife and I would stop and visit her. She always described us as ” those towheaded Emberton boys”. RIP Rachel. You are home.

  8. So sorry for your loss! I have always loved this lady, Great memories,, One I have is when we was kids we would go trick treating to their house, She would put a penny in our bag, I thought I was really rich!, When visitng as kids, I remember always setting under that big shade tree out front, everytime I went to see her, she always wanted to give us kids something to eat. Even went just this last year for a visit an she wanted to give us muffins,, Loved her to pieces and she will be greatly missed in the Etoile Community, And the Caney Fork Church, Which I also have memories from my Childhood going to Caney Fork and seeing her set up in the corner.

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