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Geraldine B "Gerri" (Turrell) Bennett


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Geraldine B "Gerri" (Turrell) Bennett Obituary
Geraldine B. "Gerri" Bennett, 95, longtime Litchfield resident, passed away Wednesday August 31, 2016 at Grand Vista Assisted Living in Coldwater. Born July 20, 1921 in Litchfield, she was the daughter of Floyd and Jessie (Truman) Turrell. Gerri graduated from Coldwater High School in 1939 and worked on the family farm. In later years, she enjoyed working at Fiebig's and Hayner's Jewelry Stores and Kearn's Clothes Closet. Gerri was a devoted member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge, and Litchfield Historical Society.

On August 8, 1942 she married Charles R. Bennett and together they enjoyed wintering in Florida. He preceded her in death in 2011.

Survivors include her daughter, Dawn (Jerry) Avery of Coldwater; sons, Kenneth (Judith) Bennett of Battle Creek, Bradley (Deborah) Bennett of Litchfield; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Bennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Litchfield, with Reverend Julie Yoder Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at 1 p.m. Tuesday until time of service.

Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield Library or Great Lakes Hospice.

To view this obituary or send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Sept. 3, 2016
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