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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Shirley J. Bennett, 84, of Gaines, PA

Shirley J. Bennett

Shirley J. Bennett, 84, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA. Born August 20, 1935, in Titusville, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Taylor) Coyle. Shirley graduated from Saegertown High School. 

On October 27, 1956, in Meadville, PA, she married Melvin Bennett, Jr. who preceded her in death in 1976. Shirley was a Registered Nurse and worked for the Wellsboro School District as an Instructional Support Specialist. 

Surviving are three sons, Kevin “KC” (Tina) Bennett, Gaines, William (Susan) Bennett, Wellsboro, and Timothy Bennett, Roseville, PA; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Patricia (Daniel) Crannell, Stauton, VA; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, Shirley was predeceased by a brother, James Coyle and a sister, Elizabeth McNutt. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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