|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1917|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2009|
San Augustine County
Mrs. Eloise Adkins Bennett, 91, was born December 23, 1917, in Harris Community, Homer, Louisiana to John Critt Adkins and Inez McKenzie Adkins. She entered into rest at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine on December 22, 2009. She had been cared for by her devoted friend of 42 years, Doris Jean Swindle, and daily caregivers Ethlene Hughes, Jearline Sigler, and Doris Malone. Mrs. Bennett joined the San Augustine community in 1957 after she married Dr. Bennett. She along with Dr. Bennett, served the community for over 30 years, providing medical care and support to numerous friends and members of the San Augustine area. She was a devoted Christian and member of the First United Methodist Church of San Augustine, Texas.
Mrs, Bennett was a devoted nurse, administrator, and loving mother. Mrs. Bennett received her registered nursing (RN) certificate from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in Shreveport, LA. in 1939. She worked in a nursing program for obstetrics at Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, a part of Columbia University, in Jersey City, NJ. Upon completion of the assignment, she returned to Shreveport and became a supervisor of Obstetrics at the CHARITY Hospital in Shreveport for several years. She continued her education by attending Northwestern State University and Centenary College to work toward her Bachelor of Sciences. Upon acceptance to the Frances P. Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Bennett received her Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing degree in 1952 and her Masters Degree in Nursing in 1953. After receiving her degrees at Case Western Reserve, she returned to Louisiana and joined the faculty of Northwestern State University as an Assistant Professor and served as Director of Clinical Nursing, Shreveport Division. She served as an officer and member of a number of national, state, and local nursing professional organizations
Mrs. Bennett, along with Dr. Bennett, served the community for over 30 years, providing medical care and support to numerous friends and members of the San Augustine area. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. John Oglesbee and the Twin Lakes Care Center for their care and devotion during the last years of her life.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Dr. Noel Thomas Bennett; her parents, John and Inez Adkins; brothers J.B. Adkins and Vernon Adkins; her sister Modena Adkins Lowery; and devoted friend, Willie Ed Sigler.
Those left to cherish her memory are: Sister: Maxine Adkins Mayo of Shreveport, LA. Sisters-in-law: Helen Frye Adkins of Bossier City, LA., Christine Eversull Adkins of Monroe, LA. and Maxine Bennett Lynch of Little Rock, AR. Children: Dr. Kenneth R. Bennett and wife Lucette of Jackson, MS.; Gaar Bennett of Bossier City, LA; George G. Bennett of Beaumont, TX; Joseph M. Bennett of San Augustine, TX; Noel T. Bennett, Jr and wife Vickie of Grapevine, TX; Annella Bennett Nelson and husband Brad of Bossier City, LA, and Dr. Schultz J. Bennett of Mesa AZ. Grandchildren: Lydia Bennett Bonner, Anna Bennett Liddell, Dr. Freeman Bennett, Brendan Bennett, John Smollen, Susan Smollen Dale, Brett Smollen, Joel Smollen, Emily Smollen Maher, Luke Smollen, Kristen Bennett Naber, John Bennett, Lea Bennett, David Bennett, Stephen Bennett, Meredith Nelson and Bradley Nelson. A host of great-grandchildren, neices and nephews.
Services will be Monday, December 28, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel with Bro. Cliff Durham officiating and burial following in Liberty Hill Memorial Garden. Pallbearers will be Brendan Bennett, David Bennett, Freeman Bennett, Stephen Bennett, Wayne Earp, Brad Mayo, Cody Mayo, Bradley Nelson, Brett Smollen, Joel Smollen, John Smollen and Luke Smollen. Honorary Pallbearers are all whose lives were touched by Mrs. Bennett and Dr. Bennett.
John C Adkins (1885 - 1970)
Inez McKenzie Adkins (1889 - 1978)
Noel Thomas Bennett (1907 - 1988)
James B Adkins (1912 - 1989)*
Modena Adkins Lowrey (1916 - 1995)*
Jimmie Eloise Adkins Bennett (1917 - 2009)
John C Adkins (1920 - 1921)*
Vernon Cody Adkins (1923 - 2009)*
Liberty Hill Memorial Garden
San Augustine County
Created by: Casandra
Record added: Apr 18, 2013
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