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Submitted: 2/10/15 • Approved: 2/10/15 • Last Updated: 4/9/18 • R764604-G764603-S3
Jul. 22, 1871 MO
Apr. 22, 1957 Browning, Sullivan, MO
Parents: James E Bennett and B Elen Mundell
Married: 24 Dec 1899 in Sullivan County, MO
Oct. 7, 1875
May 11, 1961
Parents: Enoch M. Hooker and Ida Ann Gable
Jun. 6, 1914
Aug. 18, 1914
Parents: John Thomas Bennett, Alice Mary Hooker
John Thomas Bennett, son of James and Elen Mundell Bennett, was born 22 July 1871 near Browning MO, died 22 April 1957 at Browning home. Married 24 Dec 1899 Mary Alice Hooker, daughter of Enoch and Ida Gable Hooker. Left sons, James Arthur and Charles Noel, both of Browning. (The Browning Leader-Record, issue 25 April 1957, Browning MO.)
OBITUARY - Service for Mrs. Alice Bennett on Saturday
Mary Alice Bennett, oldest child of a family of fifteen children, was the daughter of Enoch and Ida Gable Hooker, and was born October 7, 1875. She passed away May 11, 1961 and while she had not been well for several months, her death was unexpected.
She was born on a farm near where she had spent her entire life.
After completing her elementary education in her home community she attended and was graduated from the Humphreys College, and also attended the College at Chillicothe, following this she taught school for several years.
She was the last charter member of the Locust Valley Baptist church.
December 24, 1899, she was united in marriage to John Thomas Bennett in a ceremony at Locust Valley. This was the first wedding preformed(sic) at the church, and two other couples, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stone and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Freeland were also married the same evening.
To this union three children were born, James Arthur and Charles Noel of Browning and a daughter dying in infancy. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, six sisters and a number of nieces and nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1957. Her parents and eight brothers and sisters. She had lived a long, useful dedicated life and her family and friends will greatly miss her.
Through the dark and shadowed night
The master's ever loving hand
Has led our loved one tenderly
Into his bright eternal land.
And may he bring us comfort now
And free our hearts of grief and care
Leaving only treasured thoughts and memories
Of our loved one there.
Funeral services were held at one o'clock, Saturday, May 13, 1961, in the First Baptist church in Browning and were conducted by the pastor, the Rev. W. K. Calvin. The song service was by Mrs. Velma Jennings and Mrs. Beverly Moore, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. James Neet.
Casket bearers were: George Prather, Ned Mundell, Lee Kimbrough, Verl Riddle, Phillip Grice and George Taylor.
Burial was made in the Dry Ridge cemetery under the direction of the Wade Funeral Home.
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Contributed on 2/10/15 by tslundberg
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