Mary JoAnn Bennett, 87, went home to the Lord on February 21, 2020 at 7:53 in the morning.
She made her entrance into the world on July 9, 1932 to Ralph and Irene (Cramer) Shook of Sycamore, Ohio who preceded her in death. She married Edward James Bennett on July 10, 1952 who passed away on April 12, 1976.
Mary was also preceded in death by her siblings James, June, Robert, Carl, Howard, Donald, Gerald, and Daniel Shook as well as a great-granddaughter Halli Wolf. Her brother Ralph (Phyllis) Shook survives in Marion.
Mary, or JoAnn as her close friends and family often called her, graduated from Mohawk High School in 1952, then married her “Eddie” on July 10th. She spent her time raising their children at home until they were in school. After the children were off to school, JoAnn passed her time cleaning for others and gardening. She was an active member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Upper Sandusky. Upon Eddie’s passing, she went on to work at Guardian Industries until her retirement in 1993. Retirement did not slow JoAnn down. She loved traveling to new places, watching grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events and extracurricular activities, enjoying meals and happy hour with others, flower gardening, painting, and spending any free time on her front porch with loved ones.
Her legacy lives on with her children Linda (Gregory) Kin of Upper Sandusky, Debra (Jerry) Wolf of Carey, Freda (Kenneth) Beamer of Upper Sandusky, Charles (Becky) Bennett of Upper Sandusky, grandchildren Charidy (Tom) Murphy, Kyle Beamer, Shera (Courtney Schuyler) Wolf, Kendra Wolf, Lynette (Brian) Harder, Lyndele (David) Walton, Jeremy (Alicia Derr) Wolf, Shay (Natalie Pinion) Wolf, and Lyndsay (Aaron) McDougle. She enjoyed all of her 18 great grandchildren, Trenton and Hannah Beamer; Lora, Leah, Lila, and Lane Harder; Kinze and Aubre Walton; Bailee, Colton, and Easton Wolf; Graham Wolf; Ayden, Kya, Mya, Lynkin McDougle and Addyson Kin.
A funeral service for Mary JoAnn Bennett will be at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, with Reverend Brad McKibben officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery.
Visitations will be held from 4:00pm – 7:00pm on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home and one hour before the funeral service on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made out to: Trinity United Church of Christ, Hospice of Wyandot County or the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehab Activities Fund and can be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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Trinity United Church of Christ
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Hospice of Wyandot County
Activities Fund - Wyandot County Skilled Nursing & Rehab.