Patricia “Patty” Lou Bennett, age 85, of Connersville, went to be with Jesus on Monday, October 17, 2022 at Hickory Creek in Connersville.  Patty was born on May 13, 1937 in Connersville, the daughter of the late Donald Strait and Lucille Stoehr Strait Hurley.

On April 16, 1958, in Connersville, Patty married the love of her life, Earl L. “Jack” Bennett.  Together they shared 64 years prior to her passing.  They were blessed with four children.

Patty was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she held many positions and enjoyed going to church camp.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who you could often find reading, watching the Price Is Right or spending time with her sister, Dorlieta. She had a tremendous love for her family and valued the time she spent with them.  She was “The Best Grandma Ever” according to her grandchildren.

Besides Jack, her loving husband, she has left behind to remember her with love and joy in their hearts, her children, Michael (Gloria) Bennett, Cindy (Ed) Lynch, Lois (Lee) Conley and Janet (Jeff) Morgan.  Patty will be thought of often by her beloved grandchildren, Kevin (Stephanie) Bennett, Shawna (Jeff) Cerqua, Brian (Sarah) Lynch, Gregory (Kandra) Conley, Sarah Lynch and Kristin Morgan; great grandchildren, Kaylee (Nick) Fohl, Brooklyn Lynch, Ethan Cerqua, Madisyn Lynch, Sierra Bennett, Taitym Lynch and Gideon Conley; a great great-grandson, Asher Fohl; special nephews and nieces, Randy, Mark, Lisa and Amy; half-sisters, Linda Snyder and Sheila Wilhite; and many other extended family.

Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Dorlieta Bennett; brother-in-law, Joe Bennett; and half-brothers, Dwayne Strait, Silburn Strait, Shane Strait and Rick Hurley.

Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Friday, October 21, 2022 at Woodland Bible Church, 835 W. County Road 300 N., Connersville, IN from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm.  Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.