The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 21, 2012

Carol Bennett


Star Beacon

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Carol (Rogers) Bennett, age 69, a talented artist in several mediums, passed away surrounded by her children, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Fairhope, Ala., after a valiant two-year fight against cancer.

Carol was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Fred Rogers and Gladys Smith (both preceding her in death). 

In death, she joins her “forever love” and husband, Thomas Arthur Bennett. She met her husband at her 16th birthday party, fell immediately in love and they were married in June 1961. They had more than 50 years together before his 2010 passing from cancer. She was his most ardent, loyal and loving advocate and partner during his illness and their life together tending a small Madison, Ohio farm; earning her the nickname the “wolverine.”

Carol and her husband retired to Alabama 13 years ago and she perfected her craft in stained glass, painting and fused glass art. She was very thankful for the many friends she made through her church and volunteer work at a local thrift shop.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Ann (Charlie) Vendeville of Perry, Ohio and Steven Thomas  Bennett of Ashtabula, Ohio; two grandchildren, Cara Ann Vendeville and Matthew Thomas Vendeville; a sister, Patricia Rembacki of Texas; as well as numerous and amazing friends.

A joint Memorial Service will be held for Carol and Tom Bennett on Saturday, Dec. 22nd, at 10 a.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 28788 N. Main St., Daphne, Ala.

Visitation will held after the Church Service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka,  Kan.

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