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Harry Wente Bennett


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Harry Wente Bennett Obituary
Harry Bennett 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 US 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 The Manor at Elfindale Chapel on Saturday, August 18th at 10:30am. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 SW Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015.
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 12, 2018
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