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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Mary Rose Bennett, 69, Celina, passed away Aug. 27, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Eagle Pass, Texas, to Maria Guadalupe (Garza) and Adolph Enriquez Rodriguez.
On Oct. 23, 1965, she married Greg Bennett, and he died March 8, 2009.
Surviving are her son, Michael (Mandy) Bennett of Rockford; two grandchildren, Ruby and Charlie Bennett; seven brothers and sisters, Jesse (Connie) Rodriguez of New Bremen, Benito Rodriguez of Beaver, Helen (Jay) Litherland of Sarasota, Fla., Margaret (Robert) McNaughton of St. Petersburg, Fla., Bebe Hicks of Rockford, Beda (Robert) Sielschott of Lima and Judy (Brad) Mann of Adrian, Mich.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Adolph Rodriguez; and two sisters-in-law, Mary and Esther Rodriguez.
She was a 1962 graduate of Parkway High School and had retired from Mercer County Job & Family Services.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, and was active with the Mercer County Cancer Association and the ladies auxiliaries of VFW Post #5713 and American Legion Post #210, all of Celina.
She was a devoted grandmother, spending most of her time doting on her grandchildren. Any remaining time for family and friends was never met with a refusal to travel or socialize.
She has donated her body to The University of Toledo College of Medicine.
A Celebration of Life will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Celina, in lieu of viewing and memorial service.
Memorial donations may be given to Grand Lake Hospice or The Lupe Rodriguez Scholarship Fund.
Condolences may be left at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.
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