BEDFORD Virginia Rose Faris Bennett, 91, Bedford, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2011, at Bliss House in Bedford.
Born May 28, 1919, in Tunnelton, she was the daughter of Thomas Joshua and Mytle (Jean) Faris. She married Harold Bennett November 19, 1941, and he preceded her in death April 22, 2006.
Virginia graduated from Campbellsburg High School in 1936 and Indiana University. She taught two years in the two room school in Ft. Ritner and finished her 34 year teaching career at Tunnelton. She was a member of Tunnelton United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She served as church pianist for many years.
Jo Alan Bennett, Seymour
James Eric Bennett and wife, Claudia, Bedford
Stacie Ann Bennett, Eric Michael Bennett, Bryce Bennett, and Thomas Daniel Bennett
Brynlea Rae Bennett, Madelyne Renee Bennett, Kaedyn Joshua Bennett, and Carter Michael James Bennett
Barbara Sallee, Bedford
Her parents; husband; brother, Ernest Faris; and sisters, Ellen Hobson, Rachel Starr, Anna Mary Gabbert, Izillah Bush, Nona Haley, and Kathryn Wade, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Brad Clark officiating. Graveside service will be at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 12, at Tunnelton Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions: Tunnelton United Methodist Church