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Mary JoAnn Bennett

Mary JoAnn Bennett, 87, went home to the Lord on Feb. 21, 2020, at 7:53 in the morning.
She made her entrance into the world on July 9, 1932, to Ralph and Irene (Cramer) Shook of Sycamore, who preceded her in death. She married Edward James Bennett on July 10, 1952, who passed away on April 12, 1976.
Mary was also preceded in death by her siblings James, June, Robert, Carl, Howard, Donald, Gerald and Daniel Shook as well as a great-granddaughter, Halli Wolf. Her brother, Ralph (Phyllis) Shook survives in Marion.
Mary, or JoAnn as her close friends and family often called her, graduated from Mohawk High School in 1952, then married her “Eddie” on July 10. She spent her time raising their children at home until they were in school. After the children were off to school, JoAnn passed her time cleaning for others and gardening. She was an active member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Upper Sandusky. Upon Eddie’s passing, she went on to work at Guardian Industries until her retirement in 1993. Retirement did not slow JoAnn down. She loved traveling to new places, watching grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and extracurricular activities, enjoying meals and happy hour with others, flower gardening, painting and spending any free time on her front porch with loved ones.
Her legacy lives on with her children, Linda (Gregory) Kin of Upper Sandusky, Debra (Jerry) Wolf of Carey, Freda (Kenneth) Beamer of Upper Sandusky, Charles (Becky) Bennett of Upper Sandusky; grandchildren, Charidy (Tom) Murphy, Kyle Beamer, Shera (Courtney Schuyler) Wolf, Kendra Wolf, Lynette (Brian) Harder, Lyndele (David) Walton, Jeremy (Alicia Derr) Wolf, Shay (Natalie Pinion) Wolf and Lyndsay (Aaron) McDougle. She enjoyed all of her 18 great-grandchildren, Trenton and Hannah Beamer; Lora, Leah, Lila and Lane Harder; Kinze and Aubre Walton; Bailee, Colton and Easton Wolf; Graham Wolf; Ayden, Kya, Mya, Lynkin McDougle and Addyson Kin.
A funeral service is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. Brad McKibben officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home and is scheduled for one hour before the funeral service on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Trinity United Church of Christ, Hospice of Wyandot County or the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Activities Fund and can be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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