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Sara (Harris) Bennett

January 12, 2014
Salem News

SALEM- Sara (Harris) Bennett, 96, of Salem, formerly of Green Township, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Courtyard on Lexington Avenue, Salem.

She was born on April 20, 1917, in Fayette County, Pa., a daughter of the late J. Holbert and Caroline (Maust) Harris.

She has been a resident of the area for over 80 years, coming from her home in Fayette County.

She worked with her husband at the family's own greenhouse, Bennetts Greenhouse, in Greenford. A 1935 graduate of the Greenford High School, she was a 4-H advisor of the Greenford Busy Bees for 50 years, a member of the South Range Hall of Fame for basketball, served on the Green Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and was the oldest member of the Greenford Christian Church.

She enjoyed bowling, fishing, vacationing in Canada and Florida, Saturday night cards with special friends and the Gravel Gertie Club.

She is survived by her children, Kay D. (Alex) Mariotti of Canfield and Larry J. (Kathy) Bennett of Greenford, her five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Bennett, on April 20, 2000; brothers James W. and Wilbur "Bill" G. Harris and sister Jessie Greer.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem, with Pastor John Bush of the church officiating. The private burial will be in Washingtonville Cemetery Tuesday.

There will be a time of visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Please make donations to the Greenford Christian Church.

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