Sunday, November 28

Carol Sue Bennett

July 29, 1943 – Oct. 14, 2021

Carol Sue Bennett, age 78, of Noblesville passed away Oct. 14, 2021 at Riverview Health at Noblesville.

She was born July 29, 1943 in Portland, Ore. to Mildred Evelyn (Lowe) Harris. 

She was a graduate of Wilkenson High School in Wilkenson. On May 12, 1963 she married Laurel Myron Bennett and she settled into her new role of homemaker.  Her family related that she was very creative and mostly self-taught.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and tatting.  She also formed, fired and painted ceramic items and she made several stained glass items that even included beautiful lamp shades.

Mrs. Bennett was a strong willed lady who called an ace an ace and would stand her ground in supporting her beliefs.  She was witty and at times very funny.  She also had a heart of gold.  She was a volunteer at Hope Clinic in Cicero, donated to several charities, and would help anyone in need.  She attended Omega Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lynn Parker of Atlanta; a brother, Dale Paynter of Atlanta, Texas; sister, Melissa Altherr of Pendleton; grandchildren, Ashely Oaks, Adrienne Prince and Zachary Parker; five great-grandchildren; an honorary grandchild, Joshua Green; two honorary great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Edith Calciano; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband; and a brother, Riggie Calciano.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. at Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street in Cicero with burial to follow at Carey Cemetery north of Noblesville.  Pastor Neal Brown will officiate. Visitation is planned to be from 11:30 a.m. until time of the services. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Donation envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

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