Dorothy Marie Adams Bennett, 92, of 224 Allen St., Meshoppen, PA passed away Saturday evening, April 13, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock.
Born on Dec. 19, 1921 in Black Walnut, she was the daughter of the late Milton Thomas and Mary Sheffler Adams.
She worked for Dury Pants in West Pittston, as well as Consolidated Cigar in West Pittston. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Gerald Bennett of Meshoppen; her daughters, Mary Kantros and her husband, Jim of Hobe Sound, FL, Judy Bennett of Meshoppen, Rose Peiffer and her husband, Jesse of Sweet Valley; her grandchildren, Jill Bodner of Tallahassee, FL, Jeffrey Peiffer and his wife, Kimberly of Sweet Valley, Brian Peiffer and his wife, Jennifer of Chase, Amanda Albert and her husband, Dan of Kinsley and Gerald Bennett of Tunkhannock; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Donald Adams of Auburn Center, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Raymond Bennett, Sr. and her son, Francis Bennett, Jr.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at noon at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with Rev. Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Jersey Hill Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church, 408 Briar Ridge Rd., Meshoppen, PA 18630 or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.