May 12, 2014

Mary Beth Bennett

The Express-Star

— Mary Beth Bennett

Funeral services for Mary Beth Bennett, of Ninnekah,  will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Ninnekah First Baptist Church.

Mary Beth Bennett was born Jan. 4, 1928 to Elmer and Alma (Lewis) Phillips in Chickasha.  She passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Chickasha at the age of 86.

Mrs. Bennett graduated from Alex High School where she played basketball.  She married Jess Bryan Bennett, Jr on April 23, 1949.

She attended the University of Oklahoma, where she baby sat for OU’s football coach, Bud Wilkerson.  She worked for Southwestern Bell for 21 years as a telephone operator until retiring in the late 70’s.  She then focused her work for the next 30 years to the local and state Home Extension Clubs.

She was a member of the Ninnekah Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jess Bryan Bennett, Jr. in 2003 and several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Bennett is survived by her son, Dave Bennett and his wife, Linda; Grandchildren: Bryan Wayne Bennett and Shavouna Beth Farmerie and her husband, Chris; Great Grandchildren: Colin Farmerie and Garrett Farmerie

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, OK under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.