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Lucille Margaret (Stratton) Bennett, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2017, with her family at her bedside. Lucille was born in 1927 in Benedict, Virginia to George M. and Resie (Mullins) Stratton.
Lucille married John William 'Benny' Bennett in 1947, after meeting him while duck pin bowling with friends. As a young woman she went to Washington, D.C., to contribute to the war effort. After graduating from Bryant and Stratton Secretarial School she worked at various administrative jobs and served as an aide and Nanny for the Ambassador to Syria.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Maplewood, West Virginia, before settling in Niagara Falls in the 1950's. Lucille worked at Howard Johnson's and was also a licensed real estate agent and contributed to the Festival of Lights for several year. She had many creative hobbies, including furniture refinishing, painting, making ornaments, collecting antiques, gardening and feeding the squirrels.
She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, John William Bennett; children, David Lee Bennett, Sandra Darlene Illig (Robert), Lisa Irene (Mike) Meadows and Taryn Sue Bennett; grandchildren, Christine (Jeremy) Schildt, Clinton John (Kara) Bennett, Caitlin (Derek) Siefer and Danielle Mackelprang; great-grandsons, Caine and Leo; great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson on the way. She is also survived by her niece, Shirley (Don) Dye; half-brother, Guy Lockhart; half-sister, Ruby Moore; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue on Thursday from 4-7 PM, where funeral services will be held at 7 PM following the visitation. Burial will be Friday at 11 AM in Acacia Park Cemetery in Pendleton.
Published on November 28, 2017
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