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Violet M. West Bennett

Died: 5/29/2011

Mrs. Violet M. West Bennett, age 93, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Millsboro, died on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at her residence.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Berlin, MD, on December 15, 1917, daughter of the late John Widgeon and Lucy Richardson Widgeon. She was a 1941 graduate of the Wilmington General Hospital School of Nursing and would go on to work as a nurse at Wilmington General and later in private duty before becoming a full-time homemaker.

Mrs. Bennett was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Dagsboro. In earlier years, she enjoyed bowling with friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William M. West, second husband, Sidney A. Bennett, daughter, Kathryn A. Morris, granddaughter, Amy; and 6 siblings. She is survived by her children, Susanne W. Baker, William Bill B. West (Jeane), and Judith Judy Ann Traynor (Dale); son-in-law, Paul Morris; grandchildren, Anne, Jimmy, Bonnie, Paula, Cathy, P.T., Tammy, Eileen, Laura, and Billy; 23 great grandchildren; and 4 step children, Raymond, David Lee, Mark, and Mary Beth.

The family extends special thanks to the staff of Gilpin Hall for their many kindnesses to Mrs. Bennett during her residence.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Bennett may be made to The Mary Campbell Center, 4641 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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