Elsbeth Henriette Bennett, 81, born Sept. 23, 1927, in Northern Germany, passed away on Sept. 11, 2009, at her home in Rich Hill, Mo. Elsbeth was the oldest of five daughters born to Ludwig and Dorothy (Bittner) Fax. She was united in marriageto Melvin Craighead; to this union one daughter was born. After the death of her husband, she was united in marriage to Richard Bennett on July 3, 1959.
Elsbeth was a member of the Rich Hill First Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing and making many items to give to pediatric hospitals or nursing homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bennett, on May 21, 2009, She is survived by one daughter Evelyn (Effie) Hancock and husband Bill.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the First Christian Church with Mike McKinney officating. Pall bearers were: Wayne Wilson, Don Swope, Clifford Smith, Dennis Jett, Steve Heuser, and Shane Kelly. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, in Rich Hill.
Arrangements were under the direction of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill.