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Joe E. Bennett, 81

Joe E. Bennett, 81

Joe E. Bennett, 81, of Minford passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. He was born December 29, 1936 in Minford, a son of the late Ormund S. and Anna Mae (Rickey) Bennett. Joe was a pillar of the Minford community, and an avid sports fan of the Minford Falcons and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, son, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and faithful Christian. Everyone who knew Joe had been blessed by his servant’s heart. He never met a stranger. Joe was owner and operator of Bennett’s Service Station for 38 years, president of Minford Telephone Company, former Harrison Township Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent for many years at the Minford United Methodist Church, and attended Temple Baptist Church. Joe was blessed to have been married to his wife, Loretta Bennett for 61 years. They had five children, Suzanne (Ron) Duelley of Minford, Lisa (Rick) Heintzelman of Ligonier, IN, Julie (Mark) Price of Minford, Lori (Tom) Bennington of Wheelersburg, Michael (Julia) Bennett of Minford; ten grandchildren, Lesley, Lindsay, Shane, Blake, Derek, Allison, Evan, Kara, Grace, Madelyn, and ten great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Bryce, Landen, Bennett, Breelynn, Lochlan, Harrison, Ahri, Elise, and Emerson. He is also survived by a brother, Jerry “Pat” (Annette) Bennett of Minford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, John Bennett in infancy, Donald Bennett, Bernard Bennett, Wendall Bennett, Harold Bennett, Fred Bennett, Larry Bennett, and three sisters, Dorothy White, Northa Bennett, Aileen Callihan.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor Dwight Bennett officiating. Burial will be at Bennett Cemetery in Minford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.


  • Phyllis Seidel February 9, 2018 8:41 am

    Love and prayers to this family..

  • Fred brisker February 9, 2018 11:37 am

    Joe was the greatest minford fan ever. A stalwart minford united Methodist leader.
    He was minford. One of those guys u could always count on.

  • Mike & Lynne Rucinski February 10, 2018 1:31 am

    Suzanne our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Will keep you in our prayers.

  • Dianna Bennett Wasserman February 10, 2018 6:45 am

    My love and prayers go to Aunt Loretta and my cousins. Uncle Joe was one of my favorites because he was so warm and caring. He always gave me a hug and called me Sissy. He was a man who knew how blessed he was. He was a devoted family man and a all around upstanding person. He will be deeply missed because he was loved by everyone. RIP uncle Joe.

  • Vickie hall February 11, 2018 6:09 am

    So sorry for your loss , he was a sweet man, will miss him ay all the birthday parties..

  • Linda Hannah Nemenz February 11, 2018 4:21 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you Loretta and your family for your immeasurable loss. Joe was a very special loving husband, father and friend. Your family meant a great deal to me during the early years of my life.

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