August 1, 1920 - April 2, 2017
Helen Marie Bennett, 96, of New Castle, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born August 1, 1920 in St. Anthony, Iowa, a daughter of the late Thomas Wilson Reece and Fannie May (Rosaa) Reece. Helen was salutatorian of her 1938 New Castle High School Class. She retired from the State Hospital. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of several card clubs. Helen was an avid sports fan. She loved her grandchildren and spending time with her family. Those left to cherish Helen’s memory include six children, Mike (wife: Judy) Bennett of New Castle, Pat (wife: Terrie) Bennett of Winterville, NC, and Jeff (wife: Rhonda) Bennett, Dan (wife: Carla) Bennett, Jim (wife: Beth) Bennett and Julie (husband: Jeff) Brammer all of New Castle; grandchildren, Jeffin (husband: John) Murphy, Whitney (husband: Jason) McCoy, Ryan (wife: Staci) Bennett, Cory (wife: Mandy) Bennett, Jason Bennett, Junell (husband: Jason) Wise, Scott Davis, Shea (husband: Olu) Odegbami, Jake Brammer, Luke Bennett, Chase Brammer, Allison Bennett, and David Bennett; several great-grandchildren, a sister, Bonnie Robinson of New Castle; several nieces and nephews, including her niece, Vicky (husband: Larry) Hale and close family friends, Rhonda Thixton, Jenny Merida, and Shelly Hanson, and her card playing friend, Rich Marsh. Helen was preceded in death by a son, Joe Bennett; three sisters, Dorothy Rees, Mildred Stanley and Frances Reece, and a brother, Harold Reece. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Sproles Family Funeral Home with Shelly Hanson officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 am until the time of service, Thursday, at the funeral home. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Helen Marie Bennett.
Helen Marie Bennett, 96, of New Castle, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born August 1, 1920 in St. Anthony, Iowa, a daughter of the late Thomas Wilson Reece and Fannie May (Rosaa) Reece. Helen... View Obituary & Service Information
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