Wilma “Jean”, age 97, of Lindenwald passed away on November 17, 2021, at her residence. She was born on November 19, 1923, in Hamilton to the late William and Bertha Morris. On March 16, 1940, she married Merle Simpson Bennett, he preceded her in death on June 6, 1992.
Jean was a founding member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Fairfield, where she often helped in the kitchen. She had a love of gardening, flowers and vegetables. She made jams, applesauce, salsa and other wonderful creations. During the holidays, peanut brittle and her signature sausage cake were anticipated by all. Jean was employed by Gray the Florist for many years as a floral designer.
She is survived by her devoted children, Sally Jane (J. Ronald) Wolfe, Debra June Janutolo, and Miles Stewart (Kelly) Bennett; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister, Janet McClusky; and numerous other family and friends.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Penelope Sue Roach; grandson, Matthew Bryant Hornsby; and siblings, Jane Williams and James Morris.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 4601 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield, 45014. A luncheon will follow the services at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be offered to St. Mark's United Methodist Church for the kitchen fund or a charity of your choosing.
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