Marie M. Bennett (Root), 85, of Temperance, MI went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Marie, along with her identical twin Mae, was born on February 11, 1930 to William and Cora (Coon) Root in Lake Odessa, MI. She graduated from Middleville High School in 1949. Marie was married to Rev. Raymond Bennett on June 9, 1950 in Hastings, MI. Ray and Marie had three children.
In her mid-thirties Marie returned to school to become an L.P.N. She worked at Toledo Hospital on the OB/GYN floor for 25 years. She actively served alongside her husband in several pastorates. Marie loved to entertain her family and friends in her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond; and her siblings, Zada, William, Ada, Charles, and Mae. She is survived by her children, Stephen, Katherine (Gary) Holcomb, and Pamela (Virgil) Crots; eight grand-children, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Holcomb, Russell (Priscilla) Bennett, Stephen Holcomb, Kevin (Jessica) Crots, Daniel Holcomb, Katelyn (TJ) Bennett Decker, David Holcomb, and Joy Holcomb and 12 great-grandchildren with another on the way; and brother, Alfred Root.
Visitation will be at Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Marie’s life will be held at the Whiteford Wesleyan Church, Ottawa Lake, MI on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. where visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Whiteford Union Cemetery in Ottawa Lake, MI following the service. Donations may be made to The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, 716 Westwood, Ave., Toledo, OH.
Online condolences may be shared at www.bedfordfuneralchapel.com .