NEWELL - Margaret I. Bennett, 85, of Newell, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at Valley Hospice Care Center North. She was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Newell, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Mary J. McElroy Wetzel. Margaret was a 1944 graduate of East Liverpool High School. She owned and operated her own grocery store with her late husband Robert "Bob," Bennett's Grocery Store, for over 40 years. She was also a homemaker.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. "Bob" Bennett whom she married Feb. 29, 1948; daughter, Kristen J. Anderson; six brothers and one sister.
Surviving are her daughters Margaret "Peggy" (George) Pugh of Steubenville, and Barbara (David) Wagner of Gainesville, Fla.; son, Robert C. "Duke" (Christy) Bennett of Wellsville; sister, Madeline McCoy of Weirton; nephew, Eugene "Tooge" (Toots) Wetzel of Calcutta; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandsons and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Shorac Funeral Home (formerly McClave Funeral Home), 611 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jason Elliott officiating. Burial at Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool. Memorial donations may be directed to First Westminster Presbyterian Church, 235 N. Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH 43952.
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