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Marybeth Bennett, 69, Kokomo, passed on to Heaven at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born July 28, 1948, in Elkins, West Virginia, to Harvey and Margaret (Coberly) Fleming. On Feb. 27, 1968, she married David M. Bennett, in Oakland, Maryland, and he survives.
Marybeth graduated from Elkins High School in West Virginia in 1966 and attended Potomac State College, also in West Virginia. She began working at Indiana Bell in 1967, later transferred to AT&T and retired after 30 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and shopping and especially cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and had attended Mass at the Monastery of the Poor Clares for the last several months.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Ellen M. (Sean) Clemons, Noblesville, and Erin M. (Mick) Maple, Kokomo; six grandchildren, Dominic, McKenna, Mallory, Michael, Brennen and Parker; brother, Robert (Sandy) Morris; sisters, Jean Safrit and Connie (Don) Anderson; several nieces and nephews; and her group of close friends that she enjoyed spending time with, Connie, Joanie, Hope and Judy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Ellen B. Wilson.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Callahan and staff, Dr. Niraj Gupta and staff, Guardian Angel Hospice, St. Vincent Home Health, and a special thank you to Sandy Morris for all of her time and care.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. 200 West, with the Rev. Father Derek Aaron the celebrant. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home and Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of the Poor Clares of Kokomo. A dinner for family and friends will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Woodland Church of God, 3401 S. Webster St. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on July 26, 2017
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