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Molly Bennett

Mrs. Molly Bennett, 83, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, on Friday, February 1, 2008.

She was born July 7, 1924, to Robert and Kate Lee Ladd Joyce in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was united in marriage to Virgil "Bud" Bennett, a union which was blessed with three daughters and two sons. Mrs. Bennett was a former employee at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown and Huffy in Richmond. She also had worked as a home care attendant. She had attended Fountain City Wesleyan Church. When better health permitted she enjoyed sewing, gardening, planning meals and baking pies, and making potato rolls and candy.

Mrs. Bennett will be missed by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Efrain Gutierrez, of Katy, TX and Marylou Kintner and her husband, Don, of Nashville, Tennessee; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Susan Bennett, of Richmond and Robert and Esther Bennett, of Greens Fork; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four sisters, Nancy Purvis and Evelyn Elstro, both of Florida, Pauline Taylor, of Kingsport, Tennessee and Len Crisp, of Downs, Kansas; two brothers, Dane Joyce, of Naples, Florida and Jim Joyce, of Marion.

Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Alice Bennett; two sisters, Margaret Stewart and Lorene Worley, and two brothers, Reuben Joyce and Louis Joyce.

A service of celebration will be conducted by Rev. Jeremy Sullivan at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Economy Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Golden Rule Living Center Alzheimer's Unit, ATTN: Rozella Bennett, 2330 Straightline Pike, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that Molly is at peace.

We are unable to be with you due to Bob's illness and ongoing treatment tomorrow.

Bob and Frances Kinder Feb 4 2008 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless.
Kara Stevens

Kara Stevens Feb 4 2008 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss however she is in a much better place now.I still remember the good times I use to have visiting with her. She was one wonderful lady.

Dick Austerman Feb 3 2008 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Molly was my 2nd mom. A great lady who as very proud of her family. I have thought about her often over the years. I remember of years of Molly being my babysitter and feeling almost like family. Good luck and God bless.

jams branum Feb 3 2008 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you in the family. We know you all will miss our Molly but now she is at peace and rest. Love to all, Shirley and Dan

Dan and Shirley Joyce Feb 3 2008 12:00 AM