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Mary Jo Bennett

August 3, 1954 — April 8, 2023

Claremore

 

Services for Mary Jo Bennett will be 10:00a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2023, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel, burial will be at 3:00p.m., that afternoon at White Rock Cemetery, Mulberry, Arkansas.  Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 12, from 3pm-8pm, with family receiving visitors from 6pm-8pm.  Mary Jo passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2023.  She was 68.

Born August 3, 1954 in Ft. Smith, to Robert Lee and Ann (Taff) Hankins, Mary Jo spent 3 years of her young life living in Germany before returning to Arkansas and living in Mulberry. She attended school at Pleasant View, graduating with the class of 1972.  Mary Jo continued her education at University of Arkansas, earning a degree in nursing.  She worked at a Ft. Smith hospital for a time before relocating to Tulsa and working for St. Francis Hospital.    On January 3, 1976, Mary Jo married David Randell Bennett and after a short time in Tulsa, the couple made their home in Claremore.  While in Claremore, she worked for the Indian Hospital, retiring there in 1996.  

Mary Jo and David enjoyed traveling together and made many trips through the years.  She wanted for nothing, David treated her like a queen and spoiled her with anything her heart desired.  She never left her home without looking her best and was quite stylish.  She enjoyed her family, especially her sisters, but she gave a lot of love to her fur babies.  There were several little dogs over the years that were treated with much love and nurturing from Mary Jo.  She loved to have a good time and even enjoyed checking her luck at the casinos from time to time.  

This wonderful lady will be missed by all who knew her.  Those family members that survive include her husband, David; her sisters Diane Peters and husband Jerry and Cindy Hill and husband Steve; her brother-in-law Steve Bennett and wife Janice; her nieces and nephews Jason Bennett, Jared Bennett, Aaron Bennett, Rachael Delaney, Dustin Peters, Lenzi Peters, Sarah Hill Cornett, and Aaron Hill; her aunt, Mary Rowland and many extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Mary Jo's name to White Rock Cemetery Fund c/o Today's Bank, 311 North Main Street, Mulberry, Arkansas 72947.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

MMS-Payne Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Claremore

102 W 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017

Family will greet friends from 6pm-8pm.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

MMS-Payne Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Claremore

102 W 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017

Burial will be later Thursday afternoon at 3:00p.m., White Rock Cemetery, Mulberry, Arkansas.

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