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Mrs. Joan E. Bennett, age 83 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at her home. She was born on August 27, 1927, in Rose Park, South Australia to Richard E. and Ruth Dollman Nisbet. She was married on January 13, 1945, in Alberton, South Australia to Capt. William Bennett, who preceded her in death on March 17, 1997. A resident of Jefferson City since 1968, Joan was employed with Scholastics, Inc. for over 25 years, working from book line to Human Resources. Joan was a member of the American Women's Business Association, the Jefferson City Bowling Team, and lifetime member of the Auxiliary of the Retired Officers Association. She was an avid golfer, a gifted seamstress, enjoyed various puzzles and card games, loved reading and spending time with her family. Survivors include: her sons, William J.A. Bennett and his wife Cecelia of Jacksonville, Florida, Steven J. Bennett and his wife Marissa of Linn, Mo., and Michael J. Bennett and his wife Alice of Albuquerque, New Mexico; her grandchildren, Brent Bennett, John Bennett, Shanae Helmig and her husband Ron, and Steven Reimund; and her great-grandchildren, Carter Bennett, Kennedy Bennett, Dustin Bennett, Olivia Helmig and Vivian Helmig; and three sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one daughter, Joanne R. Bennett in 1948. Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Friday. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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