Mildred Bennett

Obituary of Mildred A. Bennett

Mildred A. Bennett of Rushville, PA Mildred Atkinson Bennett, 93, of Rushville, PA was welcomed into God’s arms, Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at her home in Windsor, NY. Born September 9, 1926, in Edgefield, SC, she was the daughter of the late John Onedus and Annie [Fleming] Atkinson. Her beloved husband Clifford L. Bennett predeceased her in 2004. Mildred married Clifford on May 11, 1946. In 1948, they purchased Clifford’s home farm from his parents and together they worked side by side to build Mil-Cliff Farms until March, 2002 when they both retired. Mildred also enjoyed the opportunity to drive bus for Elk Lake School District for 27 years. Mildred was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a hard worker, an avid gardener, and best known for her peony bushes. She also loved sewing and creating homemade crafts and quilts for her loved ones. Her talent did not end there, as Mildred was an amazing cook and hostess for family gatherings. Along with Mildred’s loving nature, she also had a competitive edge that helped her win many family board games. She enjoyed watching the Syracuse Orangemen basketball team and the Atlanta Braves baseball team. Along with Mildred’s many hobbies and family endeavors, she was an active member of Rushville Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star #498, LeRaysville, Pa, The Fairdale Grange #1157 and Susquehanna Farm Bureau. In her later years, Mildred became a member of the Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor, New York. Survivors include sons & daughters-in-law, Dale & Jeanne Bennett of Towanda, PA, Rodney & Diane Bennett of Floral City, FL; daughter & son-in-law, Karen & Michael Halaquist of Windsor, NY; son, Gary Bennett of Rushville, PA; 10 grandchildren, Theresa Fulmer, Anthony & Kim Bennett, Vicky Bennett, Shawn Bennett, Wendall & Kimberley Bennett, Scott & Megan Hassick, Michelle & Bryan Perry, Jason & Cathy Hassick, Dana & Ryan Konop, Tenley Halaquist & fiance Benjamin Peak; 6 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law & brother-in-law Lois and Griffith Rees, Minnesota; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mildred was also predeceased by son Lawrence Bennett, daughter Debra Bennett Hassick, and 18 siblings. Visitation: 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, Dec. 27 at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Montrose, PA 18801. Services: 12:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Windsor United Methodist Church, Windsor, NY 13865. In lieu of flowers: Memorial contributions may be made to Rushville Presbyterian Church, c/o Marie Watkins, 10 Gage Road, Rushville, PA 18828.
Friday
27
December

Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, December 27, 2019
Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc.
382 Church Street
Montrose, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
28
December

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Windsor United Methodist Church
56 Chapel St.
Windsor, New York, United States
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