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Ruth L. Bennett

Ruth L. Bennett, 86, of Montgomery, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born Aug. 13, 1933, in Watsontown, she was a daughter of the late William Frances Brady and Eva (Zarr) Marshall. She and her husband, Marlon L. Bennett Sr., would have celebrated 68 years of marriage on April 19, 2020.

Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed family gatherings and visiting Knoebels Grove amusement park. She also enjoyed the outdoors, sitting on her porch, watching cooking shows, and above all, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Charlotte A. (Michael) Murphy, of Allenwood; three sons, Ken G. (Mary) Bennett, Ralph E. Bennett, and Marlon L. Bennett Jr., all of Montgomery; a sister, Dorothy Lentz, of Austin; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a granddaughter, an infant great-grandson, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Pastor Doug W. Mellott officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran “Brick Church” Cemetery, Montgomery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.