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Carol Lee Bennett, 86, of Agency, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 2:55 p.m. January 11, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
She was born November 10, 1930 to Floyd and Almeda Henderson Proctor. She married Robert L. Bennett on August 15, 1948 and he preceded her in death on October 4, 1997.
Carol and her husband owned and operated Ottumwa Glass for many years. She had volunteered for Ottumwa Regional Health Center Auxiliary, Hospice Serving Davis & Wapello Counties, and the Mississippi Regional Valley Blood Center. She was a member of a women's group at the YWCA.
Surviving are her sons, Evan (Sue) Bennett of Blakesburg and Brian (Marcy) Bennett of Agency; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Brandhorst of Reinbeck, Sarah Bennett of Agency; two great-grandchildren, Cohen Martin and Madeline Brandhorst; a brother-in-law, Joe (Gretchen) Larson of Ottumwa; a niece Tammi Epp and a great-nephew, Caden.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Graveside services and burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis & Wapello Counties, 927 Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501 or Mississippi Regional Valley Blood Center.
Published on  January 12, 2017
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