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Obituary: Leoner Bennett, 89, Columbia, KY

Mrs. Bennett was the matriarch of a large, respected Adair County family. She lives 76 living descendants

Leoner Bennett, 89, Collumbia, KY, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 6:55pmCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral service will be Friday, June 5, 2009, at 10:00amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, with burial in Morris Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2:00pmCT, on Thursday, June 5, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late William Dee and Lainie Blaydes.

Survivors include the following:
  • Four sons: Chester Bennett and wife Betty, Glasgow, KY; Coy Bennett and wife Carol, Wayne Bennett, and Raymond Bennett, all of Columbia, KY

  • Four daughters: earline George and special friend Glen Mays, Lebanon, TN; Louise Rainwater and Rosie Bennett, Columbia; Mayrine Thomas and special friend Alvin Gill, Nicholasville, KY

  • Twenty-four grandchildren

  • Thirty-two great grandchildren

  • Twelve great great grandchildren

  • Two special nephews: Delno and Donald Salmon
She was preceded in death by two sons, Linus and Ray Bennett, five sisters, two brothers, and two grandsons.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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