Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, February 4, 1965




Mrs. Glenn E. Bennett, mother of Mrs. Freeman Scheunemann of Holyoke, passed away in her sleep early Friday morning, January 29, at her home in Denver. She was 72 years of age.


Services were held at the Lewis Funeral Chapel in Holyoke at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 31, with Rev. Leon Bonds of Denver officiating. Interment was at Holyoke Memorial Park.


A daughter of Robert and Laura McLeish, Elizabeth Doles McLeish was born on January 26, 1893 at Plain Dealing, Louisiana, where she grew to womanhood.


She came to Holyoke in October 1931, and was united in marriage to Glenn E. Bennett at Saint Francis, Kansas on January 12, 1932. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett established their home in Holyoke and resided here until moving to Denver in 1952.


Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Holyoke Baptist church, Order of Eastern Star, American Legion auxiliary and Royal Neighbors of America.


Survivors include her husband, Glenn, Denver; three daughters, Mildred, Mrs. A.F. Scheunemann, Holyoke, Mrs. Norma Nelms, Denver, and Mrs. John Snow, Verda, Louisiana, and five sons, J.M. Simmons, Verda, Louisiana, Robert W. and Wilburn G. Simmons, both of Valley Stream, New York, and Lamar and Kenneth Simmons, both of Marshall, Texas.


Also surviving are two stepsons, Gene Bennett, Sidney, Nebraska, and Philip Bennett, Encino, California; three sisters, Mrs. Homer Keel, Eldorado, Arkansas, Mrs. Abe Bonds, Plain Dealing, Louisiana, and Mrs. Raymond Moore, De Ridder, Louisiana; one brother, Fort McLeish, Plain Dealing, Louisiana; 38 grandchildren

and many other relatives and friends.


Preceding Mrs. Bennett in death were her parents, her first husband, James M. Simmons, one brother and three sisters.



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