Christine Bennett

Christine "Mae" (Rardon) Bennett, 73

Christine "Mae" (Rardon) Bennett, 73, of Lafayette, passed away at 11:27 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at IU Health Arnett Hospital.

Born October 10, 1939 in Cando, N.D., she was the daughter of the late Almond and Christine (Lavender) Rardon Sr. She attended Lafayette Jefferson High School. As a teen, Mae worked at the Sweet Shop at Purdue from 1958 to 1964.

She married John E. Bennett on May 16, 1964, in Lafayette and he survives. Mae worked in the dish room at the Purdue Union from 1982 until she retired in 1999.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Robin Bennett-Virtue, of Rossville and Regina Bennett, of Lafayette; two sisters, Nancy Gaines, of Lafayette and Alice Bowman, of West Lafayette; four brothers, Almond Rardon Jr., Lester Rardon and Charlie (wife: Lucy) Rardon, all of Lafayette and Mike (wife: Kimberly) Rardon, of West Lafayette; a former son-in-law, David Virtue of Rossville; four grandchildren, Brian Virtue, Courtney Virtue, Amanda Bennett and Emily Virtue-Gamblin; and one great-grandchild, Landen Fulton.

Memorial visitation one hour prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service Monday at Hippensteel Funeral Home; Pastor Terry Chase officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Feed The Children.

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Published in the Journal & Courier on Nov. 15, 2012