GREENFORD — Kathryn Groves Bennett, 82, handed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, after a short while within the hospital.
Kathy was born Oct. 11, 1938, in Salem, to Elden and Jeanette Shelles Groves. She married Larry J. Bennett in 1960 and was a proud Navy spouse in Newport, R.I.
She graduated from Greenford Excessive Faculty in 1956, the place she was a cheerleader, band member and sophistication vice-president. She then graduated from The Ohio State College in 1960 as a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, which led to being a lifelong Buckeye supporter.
She taught dwelling economics at United Native Faculties and remained mates with colleagues and college students. She was an necessary worker on the family-owned Bennett’s Greenhouse.
Kathy was a trustworthy servant and member of the First United Methodist Church of Salem, serving on each potential committee, doing issues with out recognition, being nursery coordinator as her mom earlier than her, supporting the church by means of the United Methodist Girls and chairing many fundraising features.
Following in her father’s footsteps, she used her writing skills to spend a few years as girls’s editor of the Farm and Dairy, sharing life experiences, family hints and recipes.
She was the primary girl elected to the Mahoning County Agricultural Affiliation, presiding over the Arts and Crafts, High quality Arts, and Floral buildings. She is, to this date, the primary and solely feminine to function president of the Canfield Honest. She spent her childhood as a 4-H member lively in each Mahoning and Columbiana County gala’s with stitching and dairy entries, in addition to being chosen as 4-H queen. Her dedication was so robust, because the story goes, that as a result of she had no journey to a 4-H assembly, she drove a tractor. The Bennett household was chosen as Excellent Rural Household of the 12 months on the truthful. She additionally earned the dignity of an Ohio 4-H Alumni Award.
Kathy beloved studying. Serving on the board of the Mahoning County Library Affiliation and finishing each day crossword puzzles confirmed her love of books and phrases. She additionally loved touring with household and her husband throughout the nation and to Europe. All through the years, they’d many great touring companions to share these experiences.
She was a founding and / or lively member of the 3M’s Sunday college class, Greenford Busy Bees 4-H Membership, Greenford Historic Society and the South Vary Faculties Basis and Athletic Boosters. She spent her time with household and mates in Crimson Hats, Card Membership (which by no means really performed playing cards), Bible examine, Columbiana County Residence Economics Affiliation, Salem Jubilee Steering Committee, the Ohio State College Alumni Affiliation and Greenford Alumni Affiliation.
Kathy shall be lovingly remembered by her household: youngsters, Lisa (Chris) Toy of Salem and Steven (Amy) Bennett of Westerville; grandchildren, Elise Bennette, Ethan Bennett and Jessie (Clayton) Glidewell of Virginia Seaside; and great-grandchildren, Zoe and Barrett Glidewell. Different loving members of the family embrace: sister, Janice Groves Lesher of Sebring; sister-in-law, Kay (Alex) Mariotti of Canfield; and step-siblings, Jim Crouse, Beth (Wealthy) Crouse Applegarth and Mark Crouse.
There shall be a non-public farewell ceremony for quick household. A Celebration of Life shall be scheduled at a later date for prolonged household and mates who beloved Kathy.
Memorial contributions could also be made in Kathy’s reminiscence to The First United Methodist Church of Salem Memorial Fund, 244 South Broadway Ave. Salem, OH 44460.
Preparations have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Residence,Salem, OH, 330-337-6363. Pals and Household could ship condolences and signal the visitor register on-line at www.brownfhonline.com.