Marie Bennett

Marie L. Bennett, 89, of Buckhannon, departed this life Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Home Away From Home Assisted Living Center in Grafton.

She was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel England Crawford.

On June 26, 1944, she was united in marriage to Gay Bennett, who preceded her in death Feb. 8, 2003.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Sue Markley of Grafton and Shirley Jean Queen of Buckhannon. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Melissa Stemple of Grafton, Scott Crites of Buckhannon and Shawna Minervini of Charlotte, N.C.; six great-grandchildren, Zachary and Brett Stemple of Grafton, Allison Crites of Fairmont, Derek, Adelyn, and Angelise Minervini of Charlotte, N.C.; and two great-great-grandchildren, Mykenna Stemple of Grafton and Kamden Stemple of Fairmont. One sister, Louise Young survives in Youngstown, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Pringle and Mabel Bunner.

Mrs. Bennett was a member of Good Hope Tabernacle Church and was retired from work at both Garden Fresh and Stone and Thomas.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be conducted March 11, at 11 a.m., at the funeral chapel with Pastor Holly Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Online condolences may be extended to the Bennett family at The Bennett family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.