Lilly Bennett, 80, formerly of Weippe

WEIPPE – The funeral for Lilly Ruth Bennett, 80, a Weippe resident until she moved to Longview, Wash., a few months ago, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Weippe Wesleyan Church with the pastor, the Rev. D. Gene Whetstine, officiating.
     Burial will be at Weippe Cemetery.
     Mrs. Bennett died last Saturday at a Longview hospital. The cause of death was not reported.
     She was born Nov. 15, 1902, at Weippe, the daughter of William and Viola Simmons. She married Albert Lee Bennett at Lewiston on Sept. 10, 1920, and they lived at Astoria, Ore., until they moved back to Weippe in 1921. They operated a dairy farm at Weippe.
     She joined the Weippe Rebekah Lodge in 1925. Her husband died in 1976.
     She is survived by three sons, Jack L. and Robert M. Bennett of Lewiston and Gary Bennett of Rainier, Ore.; three sisters, Ruby Sullivan and Mabel Rubedew of Clarkston and Ada Heller of Lewiston; a brother, Howard Simmons of Spokane, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
     A daughter, a son and a sister preceded her in death.
     Gilbert’s Funeral Home of Orofino is in charge of arrangements. The family has suggested that any memorials be donations to the oncology department of St. John’s Hospital at Longview, 1614 Kessley Blvd.

     Lilly R. Bennett, 80, was a resident of Weippe at the time of her death last Saturday at Longview, Wash. She was staying with a son, Gary at Rainier, Ore. Since last June and was receiving chemotherapy treatments. Among her survivors is a sister, Ada Hesler, of Lewiston. Memorials may be given to the oncology department of St. John’s Hospital at 1614 Kessler Blvd., Longview, Wash. Several mistakes were contained in her obituary in the Lewiston Tribune Tuesday.

Lewiston Morning Tribune, February 1983
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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