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Robyn Dryden Benton

Robyn Dryden Benton, 43, of Chance, MD was welcomed into heaven on Monday, February 20, 2017. She was born on October 29, 1973 to George “Robert” Dryden and Mattie White Dryden.

Robyn was a 1991 graduate of Washington High School and a 1997 graduate of Wor-Wic Community College Nursing. She worked at McCready Hospital for 18 years and Delmarva Surgery Center part-time.  Robyn loved being an RN working in the Med-Surg field.

Robyn was a member of Antioch Methodist Church, American Legion Post 94 and a parent in a place very important to her heart, Beach Bounders Gymnastics in Fruitland, MD. Robyn was selected as the February 2015 recipient of McCready’s PEARLS recognition program as well as Nurse of The Year 2015.

In addition to her parents she is survived by the love of her life, Stephen Benton, whom she married on December 19, 1998; and their twin daughters Kayla and Kylie; brother Bobby Dryden and wife Karen. Her father-n-law Sonny Benton; brother-n-laws Daniel Benton and Andrew Benton; sister-n-law Deborah Benton.  Also two Uncles – Jim White, Larry White and wife Paula; 3 Aunts – Jane Brown, Carnita Powell and husband Rob, Maria Brittingham and husband Dean.  Many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and co-workers.

Preceding her in passing were her mother-n-law Brenda Ann Benton; maternal grandparents Jim and Pearl White and paternal grandparents George W. Dryden, Grace “Peggy” and Charlie Figgs; paternal aunt Pam Purnell.

While in Las Vegas for the Invitational National Elite Qualifier 2017 gymnastics meet, with her mother and twins, Robyn was able to enjoy some things on her list such as the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.

Robyn had a condition called “AVM” Arteriovenous Malformation. She was rushed to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where she lived one week. Her husband Stevie, brother-n-law Danny Benton and sister-n-law Karen Dryden were by her bedside when she passed.

The family would like to give a special Thank You to Dr. Vijay Karabunathan and Marshalann Taylor for their medical expertise and tremendous support during this process. Many family, friends and community are thanked as well for their prayers and support for the Benton and Dryden family.

A viewing will be held at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne, MD on March 2, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Robyn’s homecoming service will be Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2pm at Rock Creek Church in Chance, MD. Officiators will be Rev. David Webster and Rev. Bob Daniels. Graveside service will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Wenona, MD. A gathering of family and friends will take place at St. Paul’s UMC after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beach Bounders 420 Irl Lane Fruitland, MD 21826 or to St. Paul’s Church, Cemetery Fund and Rock Creek Church, P.O. Box 54, Deal Island, Md. 21821.

12 comments to Robyn Dryden Benton

  • As Robyn’s father in-law, my heart is deeply touched by the out-pouring of love to my son Stev and Pop’s Girls Kayla and Kylie. My prayers are for Robyn’s Family as well as her many friends and co-workers. Robyn, The Benton Family loves you and will always hold you in our hearts. “Knowing you’ll be there, Makes it easu to go home”

  • As Robyn’s father in-law, my heart is deeply touched by the out-pouring of love to my son Stev and Pop’s Girls Kayla and Kylie. My prayers are for Robyn’s Family as well as her many friends and co-workers. Robyn, The Benton Family loves you and will always hold you in our hearts. “Knowing you’ll be there, Makes it easy to go home”

  • Paul and Sally Sheets

    As long time friends of the Benton family, we feel deep sympathy for you each in the sorrow you have as you deal with the passing of your beloved Robyn! We have been praying and we will continue to hold you up in prayers to our Heavenly Father, He cares most! We send our love! Paul and Sally Sheets

  • frank goldman

    Robyn was an extraordinary woman, there are many in the community who will deeply mourn her passing as her was a life of service, love, compassion and excellence, may she rest in peace.

  • Bonnie Martin

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time. I worked with Robyn at McCready Health. She was always so kind, compassionate, caring, and professional in her job. She is missed so much!

  • Susan Twining Brittingham

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Dryden and Benton families. God Bless

  • From all of the Walker family, we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    So very sorry for your lost.
    May God be with you now and in the days to come.
    Love and Prayers.

  • Connie Ward

    So sorry for your loss. May God hold you all tightly in His arms now.. Cherish all the good times and lots of memories. . My heart goes out to you all. .God bless.

  • george and debbie bailey

    to all the Dryden and Benton families, George and I want to let you know we are so deeply sorry to have heard of the lose of your beloved daughter, sister, wife and mommy, you have and will be in our prayers and thoughts at this time of heartache and deep pain. sincerely, George and Debbie bailey

  • Gary & Carol Miller

    We wish to express our deepest condolences to all of the family of Robyn Dryden Benton. We like most folks, ar at a loss to understand the why of such a sad occurrence. The only thing which helps at times such as this, is; there is a reason for everything. Ecclesiastes 3-1 & 2 teaches us there is a time for all things.

    No words can erase the hurt for those who loved Robyn and her family. I am reminded of the words of a noted Hindu poet by the name of Nishan Panwar who penned;

    Death takes the body
    God takes the soul
    Our mind holds the memories
    Our heart keeps the love
    Our faith lets us know we will meet again

    We are now left with the memories of those who have gone before us. It is those memories which will help us keep them alive in our hearts. Memories are a well from which we can upon. We can remember the good times, the love, and the bonds formed while they were still with us. It helps to get us through tough times.

    May God bless all who are hurting from this terrible loss!

  • Jeanette B, Stine

    Steven, girls and family. Everyday that Robyn suddenly became ill, we have prayed for peace for you and the girls, and her family. The Bible says, Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own understanding and he will direct your path, and I will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee. Someday we will understand why, but for now know it is not that GOD does not love you its that he chose his best for Robyn. First his son to die for her , and second that now her home in Heaven. One day we too will cross that river, and one day as she stands waiting for you and the girls to join her we will continue to carry on her message to love those who are sick in nursing homes and hospitals. Nursing was a gift from GOD, and she used her gift well. Much love and prayers, and just remember we still serve a GOOD GOD even in times when we don’t understand. Love you much, Aunt Jeanette

  • Frank & Debbie Mancini

    Dear Dryden and Benton families. We send heart felt sympathy to you all. Keep Robyn in your heart and remember the moments she was by your side. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as well. May Gold Bless you all.

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