Gretha L. Bennett

March 26, 1934 ~ November 27, 2018 (age 84)


Gretha L. Bennett, 84, of Marshall went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility following a long illness.

Mrs. Bennett was born on March 26, 1934 in Leachville, Arkansas, to Elmer and Zona (Jones) Gooch. She graduated from Leachville high school in Arkansas. On March 30, 1951, she married Billy Joe Bennett at Happy Corner Assembly in Leachville, Arkansas.

Mrs. Bennett enjoyed her time helping area youth through troubled times during her 28 year tenure at the Calhoun County Juvenile Home. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Marshall Assembly of God, and later the Glad Tidings Assembly. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her flower gardens, sewing, crocheting, and was willing to try any other type of craft. Mrs. Bennett had a joy for music. She was a part of the Bennett Trio, who had a Sunday morning program on the Marshall radio station WMRR, which was titled "Songs That Make Calvary Real." She also played keyboard, piano, and the accordion. She had the most generous of hearts, helping anyone in time of need.

She is survived by her husband Billy of Marshall; children, Phyl Bennett, Gary (Karla Kendall) Bennett, Venjeana (Richard) Foerster all of Marshall, Estrelete' (Randy) Scherer of Ceresco, Kimberly (Grant) Shippell of Marshall, Angela (Greg) Mason of Wisconsin; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister LaVonda Walker of Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Estelle Ward of Arkansas.

Family will greet friends on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at the Marshall Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services with funeral services taking place at 2:00pm with Pastor Richard Foerster officiating. Family will gather with friends following the services in the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services Reception Hall. A private family interment will take place on Monday at Oakridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to the family or to the American Alzheimer's Association. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


DEC 1. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068


DEC 1. 2:00 PM (EST)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Luncheon Immediately Following Services

DEC 1. 2:30 PM (EST)

Kempf Family Reception Hall, Marshall Chapel
723 US HWY 27 N.
Marshall, MI, 49068

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