Born April 22, 1935 in Grampian, PA, she was the daughter of Meirl and Lerena (Wassam) Haag. She had worked for the Milton Shoe Factory Cafeteria and also the former Ames Department. She had also worked for H & R Block as a tax return preparer. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Milton.
She was first wed to Donald Keith Diehl who preceded her in death on January 24, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son Duane A. Diehl, a sister Helen Seaburn and a brother Lawrence E. Haag.
She wed Gilbert H. Bennett on December 28, 1985 who survives along with 2 daughters Bonnie Jane Stevenson and husband Michael of St. Thomas, PA and Darla M. Treese of Montgomery, PA, 3 step-children Larry A. Sheets and wife Susan and Sylvia L. Eschbach and husband Rollin both of Milton and Gary W. Bennett and wife Donna pf McEwansville, PA.
Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren and a sister Darlene Y. Smith and husband Charles of Falls Creek, PA.
At the request of Mrs. Bennett there will be no public visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, Main Street Grampian, PA 16838 on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM, with the Reverend Father L. Stephen Collins as celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery Walltown Road Grampian.
The family suggests contributions be made to either The American Cancer Society 108R N. Second Street Suite 1B Clearfield, PA 16830 or Catholic Charities 112 Market Street Sunbury, PA 17801
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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461 Main Street
P.O. Box F
Grampian, PA 16838
Mass of Christian Burial
306 Walnut Street
Curwensville, PA 16833
Sunbury, PA 17801
American Cancer Society
Clearfield,, PA 16830