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Mary Ritchey Lowe Bennett, 87, Columbia, KY (1931-2019)

Mary Ritchey was a lifelong member of the Columbia Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She had worked at Taylor County RECC, Adair County ASCS and the Payless Deli for many years. She was loved by three generations of young people she taught and baby sat. She was widely known for her friendly personality and her love for other people.

Mary Ritchey Lowe Bennett passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:45 PM at Signature Summit Manor Nursing Home after several months illness. She was 87 years old.

Funeral service will be at 11amCT on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Terry White, Bro. Tim Dennis and Bro. Adam Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Columbia Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 3pmCT on Wednesday at the funeral home.


Mary Ritchey Bennett was born on May 19, 1931, the daughter of the late John D. Lowe Jr. and Aileen Ritchey Lowe. She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Blair Bennett on December 11, 1987, one brother John D. Lowe III and two sisters Nancy Sims and Elizabeth Whitfield.

She is survived by:
  • Two sons Dr. John B. Bennett and wife Vickie of Bell Buckle, Tennessee and James E. "Jimmy" Bennett and wife Patricia of Columbia, KY;
  • Three grandchildren Amanda Miller (Travis), Adam Bennett and Mary Bennett;
  • Three step grandchildren Aaron Stafford, Rachel Murray and Fancy Melton;
  • One great grandchild Molly Miller and one step great grandchild Maxwell Stafford;
  • A host of other friends and relatives.
Mary Ritchey was a lifelong member of the Columbia Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She had worked at Taylor County RECC, Adair County ASCS and the Payless Deli for many years. She was loved by three generations of young people she taught and baby sat. She was widely known for her friendly personality and her love for other people.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Columbia Christian Church Memorial Fund 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY 42728.

Pallbearers: Ben Ballou, Adam Bennett, Brent Grider, Jason Hayes, Travis Miller, Will Phelps, Aaron Stafford and Joey White

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences at stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.


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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail: grissomfuneralhome@windstream.net.
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email: toddg12@windstream.net, 270-634-0359
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Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145, www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com, email stottspm@duo-county.com



Mary Ritchey Bennett, 87, Columbia, KY (1931-2019)



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