Thelma L. Bennett, 89, a longtime resident of Burton, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Burton Health Care Center. She is “together again” with her beloved husband Clell Bennett. Thelma was born on January 12, 1929 in Bergoo, W. Virginia, daughter of the late Russell and Bessie (Higgins) Hamrick. She married Clell Bennett and moved from W. Virginia around 60 years ago to live in the Burton, Ohio area. She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. Thelma enjoyed bird watching; taking photos; and spending quality time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving son Vincent O. Bennett of Mansfield; her daughter-in-law Carol Bennett (Perry A. Bennett) of Alabama;her brother Theron Hamrick of W.V; three sisters, Therma Blair and Thelda Owens, both of Newbury, and Thurlene Hyre of W.V; eight grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband in 1996; her son Perry A. Bennett in 2014; and her brother Thurl Hamrick in 2015.
Calling hours will be 2:00-5:00 PM Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield OH 44062. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Slitor Cemetery.