85, homemaker and a member of the Shrine of St. Patrick



85, homemaker and a member of the Shrine of St. Patrick
Mary Evelyn Bennett, age 85, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010, at her home. 
She was born October 7, 1924, in Centerview, Missouri, the daughter of the late Amos and Jennie Zoucha Wilkerson.
On November 10, 1945, in Kansas City, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Earl Bennett, who preceded her in death on September 16, 2003.
Evelyn was a homemaker and a member of the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie.
She is survived by her special friends and caregivers, Tom and Rita Lahti of Sunrise Beach.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Wilkerson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2010, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel with Father C.D. “Bo” Ryan officiating. 
A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in the St. Patrick Cemetery in Laurie. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 1191 Highway KK, Suite 102, Osage Beach, Missouri, 65065, or the S.T.A.F.F. Animal Shelter in Sunrise Beach, or to the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic Church. 
Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.