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Merle Raymond Bennett
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1894
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1957
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Hazel Ann Dixon. Son of Joseph Breckenridge Bennett and Sarah Lavina Hamilton


Chariton, Iowa
Tuesday, February 5, 1957


Merle Raymond Bennett, son of Joseph and Sarah Bennett, was born in Chariton, Iowa, September 25, 1894, and passed from this life at the Veteran's Hospital in Des Moines, January 24, 1957 at the age of 62 years and 4 months.

He grew to manhood in Lucas County, and enlisted in the Army of the First World War on February 25, 1918. He was honorably discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, May 21, 1919, with the rank of Corporal - Battery C - 319th Field Artillery Battalion. He was a member of the Russell American Legion.

On May 20, 1923 he was united in marriage to Hazel Dixon of Russell. Their home was located in and near Russell until 14 years ago when they moved to a farm in Wayne County. One daughter, Leanna, came to bless this union.

He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved companion, Hazel, the daughter, Leanna Wardlow, of Philadelphia, Penn., a granddaughter, Lucinda Ann, son-in-law, Duane Wardlow, also 3 sisters and 2 brothers, Mrs. Blanche Feight of Chariton; Mrs. Gladys Moore of Long Beach, Californis; Mrs. Lillie Johnson and Clell Bennett of Russell; Moss Bennett of Adel, Iowa, also many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Maudie.

Merle was well known in Wayne and Lucas Counties thru his activities as a farmer and stockman. He was respected as an honest, upright citizen by all who knew him, and will be greatly missed in the family circle and in the community.

Funeral services were held at the Miley Funeral Chapel Sunday, January 27, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. A. E. Beals. Interment was in the Russell Cemetery with the American Legion in charge of graveside services.

Obituary courtesy of Charles M. Wright

Family links: 
  Joseph Breckenridge Bennett (1854 - 1927)
  Sarah Lavina Hamilton Bennett (1861 - 1941)
  Hazel Ann Dixon Bennett (1899 - 1991)*
  Ada Leanna Bennett Wardlow (1928 - 1999)*
  Dessie Fern Bennett (____ - 1892)*
  Blanche Myrtle Bennett Feight (1879 - 1959)*
  Lillie May Bennett Johnson (1882 - 1964)*
  Maude M. Bennett (1889 - 1912)*
  Merle Raymond Bennett (1894 - 1957)
  Ephraim Moss Bennett (1897 - 1974)*
  Clell J. Bennett (1901 - 1970)*
  Gladys Marie Bennett Moore (1906 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Russell Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: North Section 4
Maintained by: Skip
Originally Created by: Doris Christensen
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60562864
Merle Raymond Bennett
Added by: Doris Christensen
Merle Raymond Bennett
Added by: Doris Christensen
Merle Raymond Bennett
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