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8058 State Hwy 14 East
Sparta, MO 65753
(417) 278-3455
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018
10:30 AM
The Manor at Elfindale Chapel
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Harry Wente Bennett


1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Harry Wente Bennett Obituary

Harry Wente Bennett was born September 28, 1928, in Wheatland, Missouri, the son of Harry and Cleo (Wente) Bennett and baby brother to Kathryn Parker, Rebecca Williams, and Helen Mabry. He passed away in Springfield, Missouri, on August 6, 2018.

Harry had a magical childhood full of farming, homemade outdoor fun, and evening get togethers full of music and stories. At age 7 he met the love of his life, Leola (Kragel) when she moved to an adjoining farm and later enjoyed 70 years of marriage.

He was in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. His career started with the railroad and transitioned to the feed industry. He retired as a Vice President at Kent Feeds. They spent 40 years in Blue Springs, Missouri, where he was an active member of Rotary Club and First United Methodist Church.

Retirement years were spent fishing, hunting, gardening, and cooking. Seeing the world on almost 40 trips to other countries was the fulfillment of a dream created from a lifetime of studying National Geographic Magazines. Harry missed his Blue Springs home over the past 5 years, but enjoyed his new friends at The Montclair.

Harry was proud of his family including his surviving wife Leola; three children and their spouses, Harry and Margie Bennett, Roger and Beth Bennett, and Nancy and Mike Good; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.


Family and friends will gather to celebrate Harry's life at 10:30 a.m. this morning, Aug. 18, at The Manor at Elfindale Chapel, Springfield. Internment services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the First United Methodist Church, 301 S.W. Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the church.
Published in The Examiner from Aug. 11 to Aug. 18, 2018
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