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Nancy Ann Nicklaus Bennett
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1931
Death: Nov. 24, 2009

Nancy Ann Bennett, 78, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Polk Street United Methodist Church chapel with the Rev. Lane Boyd officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Nancy Ann Bennett was born July 13, 1931, in Amarillo to W.W. "Windy" Nicklaus and Nancy Works Nicklaus. She attended Canyon High School, later moving to Houston and Jackson, Miss., with her family. Upon returning to Amarillo in the early '80s, she began a career in retail sales and was a longtime employee of J.C. Penney.

She will be remembered by her family as a loving and devoted mother, sister and grandmother and by many as a valued friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Windene Mobley; a son, James Nicklaus Bennett; and a grandson, Travis Nicklaus Ratliff.

Survivors include three daughters, Amanda Bennett Vessa and husband Michael of Switzerland, Wendy Ratliff and husband Mike of Bowie and Nicky Cureton and husband Sam of El Reno, Okla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Ted Nicklaus and Carol Nicklaus of Amarillo; three grandsons, J.P. Bennett and wife Christy of Houston, Taylor Bennett of Dallas and Justin Ratliff of Bowie; three stepgrandchildren, Chance Cureton, Erin Meng and husband Tyler of Roswell, N.M., and Paige Cureton of Springfield, Mo.; and three great-grandsons, Nicklaus and Conrad Bennett and Ethan Meng.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Jan Werner Adult Day Care Center, 3108 S. Fillmore St., Amarillo, TX 79110, 806-374-5516.

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Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 27, 2009

Llano Cemetery
Randall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 4S Lot 112B Space 1
Created by: Walter Dunn
Record added: Dec 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45768436
Nancy Ann <i>Nicklaus</i> Bennett
Added by: Walter Dunn
Nancy Ann <i>Nicklaus</i> Bennett
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Nancy Ann <i>Nicklaus</i> Bennett
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