New Springfield – A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home for Rheba Ruth Bennett , 82 who passed away peacefully at home on September 30, 2021, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Rheba was born on June 8th, 1939, in Onego, West Virginia, to Ulysses S. and Gladys (Huffman) Turner. She loved traveling with her longtime partner Bill, spending time with her family and friends and waitressing. She was a character who could easily make anyone laugh and brought joy to any occasion. She was extremely stylish and witty and had a love for shoes and good company. She was always willing to lend an ear and offer up one of her famous old fashioned sayings. Most importantly, she was a hard worker and a good friend to many.
Rheba is survived by her son Rick (Cindy) Bennett, daughter Teresa Vance, grandchildren, whom she adored, Steve Vance, Jeremy (Jennifer) Bennett, Melissa (Adam) Ryan, Randa (Cody) Wolford, six great-grandchildren, who were her greatest joy, siblings Lawrence Turner, Leah Woods, Dottie Hanlin, Jerry Turner, Larry Turner and Jeri- Wayne Turner.
Rheba was preceded in death by her parents, long time and loving partner William “Bill” Fogarty, grandson Joshua Carl Starnes, a brother Jerl “Dodge” Turner and sister, Shirley Kauffman.
Friends may call one hour before the service at the Clemente Funeral Home at 10170 Main Street, New Middletown, OH 44442, on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with service to immediately follow.
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