Beatrice Bennett

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December 18, 1951 – August 3, 2019

Beatrice was born to Charles “Chuck” and Elizabeth (Shorty) Bennett in Faith on December 18, 1951. The youngest of six children, she was born with special needs. In 1957 she lived with Doris and Rex Heidlebaugh. She attended school in Brookings. She became a patient at the Redfield State Hospital and School in 1958. During the summers and holidays she came home and stayed with her sisters Jackie, Connie, and her father Chuck.

In 1976 she went to live with Dallas and Connie Sever and family in Dupree. She made many friends with her loving, kind, and gentle personality.

She dearly loved little people and rocked many babies. She was a very generous soul, giving gifts of her embroidery and crocheted pillow cases and dish towels. She also loved it when family and friends came by to play cards or dice games. She looked forward to her dear friend, Mary Lu Griffith, coming to take her to bingo. She entertained others with her dancing and singing and quoting memory verses she learned at Good News Club. She looked forward to attending church every Sunday. Her birthday was always a special day of each year. She knew all the birthdays of family and close friends. In 2017 was moved to the Walworth County Care Center in Selby.

 

 

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