Anna D. Bennett - Obituary
On July 17, 2018, Anna Doris Rebecca Smith Bennett of Warrenton, VA left this world to be at Peace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bennett; her parents, Mary Elizabeth Fletcher Smith Botts and Andrew Jackson Smith; her step-father, Thomas Cornelius Botts; three brothers, Andrew, Artemus and Calvin Smith; one sister, Marion (Smith) Jones and her eldest grandchild, Thomas Kenneth Shetter, Jr.
She was born on December 31, 1926 at home in Gainesville, VA. She was 6th of 8 children. After graduation from high school, she worked in Washington, DC as a telephone operator until she married Clyde Bennet on February 16, 1952 in a joint ceremony with her younger sister, Marion. She raised 4 children while following Clyde to Japan, Scotland and around the eastern seaboard. The family settled in the Gainesville, VA area on his retirement from the Air Force.
She was a very active member of Gainesville United Methodist Church (GUMC), teaching Sunday School and holding positions on various boards for many years. She loved her flower gardens, vegetable garden, fruit trees and made the best jelly ever! It won Best of Show at the County and State Fairs.
She is survived by her children, Diana B. Kerns, Joy C. Fosher, Robin (Michael) Bennett Kidwell and Paul (Kiersten) Bennett; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Kaja, Kjell, Marit and Brianna; her great-grandchildren, Colin and Ella; 3 siblings, Sarah (Ait), Christine (Rettman) and Donald Smith and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
A memorial service will be held at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton, VA on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1:00pm. Interment will follow at Gainesville United Methodist Church in Gainesville, VA. Please come and celebrate with us this wonderful woman and her life!
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made in her memory to:
-Gainesville United Methodist Church (GUMC) Old Foundation Memory Garden,
13710 Milestone Court, Gainesville, VA 20155
-Colonial Williamsburg Fund, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187
or to the personal charity of your choice.
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