Obituary: Bernice Bennett, 98, of Ludington.

May 9, 2022

Bernice Bennett

Obituary: Bernice Bennett, 98, of Ludington.

Bernice J. Bennett, 98, of Ludington, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2022, surrounded by her entire family.

Betty was born on September 3, 1923 in Ludington, the daughter of Walter and Jenny (Neuman) Kloss. She married John J. Bennett on May 6, 1950. They celebrated 52 years of marriage before his death in 2008. 

Betty worked at Star Watchcase for eight years and Giantway for 20 years. After retirement, Betty and John lived in Florida for 21 years and enjoyed traveling together. Betty was an avid Tigers fan and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, bowling, ceramics, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her children, Karen (Bill) Harrison of Lake Placid Fla., Tim Bennett of Ludington, and Tony Bennett of Ludington; grandchildren, Cody (Stephanie) Harrison, Bennett Harrison, and Shawn Bennett; and great grandchildren, Cali Jowers, Lorelai Harrison, Cambria Harrison, and Everleigh Harrison; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Floyd Kloss, Helen Welbes, Regina Swanson, and Irene Harmon.

A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Simon Catholic Church, with Rev. Wayne B. Wheeler, Jr. presiding. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband at Lakeview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elara Caring Hospice or St. Simon Catholic Church. 

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Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.