2009-07-02 / Obituaries

Mary Jo (Bourland) Bennett

Mary Jo (Bourland) Bennett, 57, Houghton Lake, formerly of Bay City, died June 25, 2009.

A service was held June 29 at Hyatt- Ewald Funeral Home, Bay City. The Rev. Tim Densmore officiated, with burial following in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family,which will then make a donation to a charity of its choice.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Bay City Nov. 30, 1951, to John and Beulah (Powell) Bourland. She married Rick (Richard) Bennett, who preceded her in death in March, 1987. For many years, she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bay City.

Surviving are her two sons, William Bennett of Wichita, KS, and Jason Bennett of Cameron, MO; seven grandchildren, Mariya and Randall Bennett, Nathan and Alexis Bennett, Maya Bennett, and Elizabeth and Kalie Bennett; her parents, Beulah and John Bourland; two sisters and a brother: Sue and her husband Bob Robinson of Cameron, MO, Molly and her husband Art Sheldon of Houghton Lake, and Randy and his wife Sheri Bourland of Houghton Lake; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy Bennett of Bay City, and Steven and his wife Denise Bennett of Reno, NV; and many nieces and nephews.

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