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October 5, 2006


Bonnie Lynn Bennett, a loving wife, mother, aunt, and friend, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2006, at home in Roanoke, TX.

Bonnie was born in Memphis, MO. After graduation from Memphis High School, she moved to Des Moines, IA, where she met and married her husband, Jerry Bennett. They shared their lives 27 years. The couple moved Roanoke, TX, in 1986, where they raised two boys, Larry and Jerrod.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, and friend. She would go out of her way to help the people she cared about. She loved to entertain friends and family on her patio. She also enjoyed her pets, plants and flowers, and there wasn’t a lady on the planet who loved to mow her lawn more than Bonnie Bennett. She was a person who truly loved her life. Her husband often said, “They didn’t do half bad for a couple of farm kids.”

Bonnie was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Gene Garr of Memphis, MO.

She leaves behind her husband, Jerry Bennett; her sons, Larry and Jerrod; her dogs, Kiwi and Toto; her cats, Gus Gus and El Gotto of Roanoke, TX; her parents, Doyle and Helen Garr of Memphis, MO; her sister, Donna Banks and her husband, Fred of Norwalk, IA; her sister, Marilyn Doscher and her husband, Dan and their sons, Brandon and Daniel of Memphis, MO; her nephew, Jeff Banks and wife, Sandra and their children, Ryan and Caitlin of St. Marys, GA; her niece, Stacie Dearing and her husband, Tom and their daughter, Sadie Rose of Ponder, TX; and her niece, Tiffanie Podhajsky, and her sons, Dylan and Derek of Des Moines, IA; along with numerous close dedicated friends.

The family has suggested memorials to the American Heart Association “Go Red For Women – Ft. Worth”, and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 East Madison, Memphis, MO 63555.

A service was held at the Lucas Funeral Home in Keller, TX, on September 21, 2006.

Funeral services were held on September 26, 2006, at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO, with Rev. Charles Hammack officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff Banks, Brandon Garr, Gary Madsen, David Mohr, Dan Doscher, and Allen Madsen. Interment was in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, MO.

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