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Ruby (King) Bennett


1911 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Ruby (King) Bennett Obituary
Ruby King Bennett, 100, of Sherman died peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2011, at Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ. Her son and daughter-in-law were by her side. The family will be at the Dannel Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 12 at 9 a.m.; followed by a graveside service at 10 a.m. in Akers Cemetery with Rev. Albert Fisher officiating.

Ruby was born in Norman, Okla., on June 5, 1911, to W.A. and Emma Elizabeth (Lewis) King. She was educated in the public schools of Pleasant Home in Grayson County. She married Henry F. Bennett on Nov. 1, 1939 in Sherman.

He preceded her in death on July 14, 1988. She was a housewife and also worked 15 years as a salesclerk for McLellan's Variety Store in Sherman. She was a member of Crutchfield Heights Baptist Church. Ruby was the oldest surviving member of the old Central Baptist Church, now Grayson Bible Baptist Church. She was well respected by all who knew her.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Roy Bennett; a sister, Lucy Wooten; and three brothers Walter King, Dubois King and Ivan King. She is survived by a son, Kenneth Bennett and wife Lorene; seven grandchildren: Michael and Adam Bennett, Larry Hopkins, Leroy Hopkins, Debbie Magourick, Dawn Mott, Terri Thomason; and thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Kennedy, 104 years, of Modesto, Calif., and Juanita Schmidt, 89 years, of Cedarburg, Wis.; and a special pal, ex-daughter-in-law Shirley Bennett.

You may sign the online guestbook at www.DannelFuneralHome.com
Published in The Herald Democrat on July 12, 2011
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