January 19, 2013
Loretta Maxine Bennett, 82
Loretta Maxine Bennett, 82, of Wheelersburg, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, at Hospice of Ashland. She was born December 11, 1930, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Arthur Jones and Ruth Malone Jones. She was a wonderful housewife and mother and a huge Cincinnati Reds baseball fan, and close friend of former Reds owner Marge Schott and other Cincinnati Reds people. She was married September 2, 1948, in West Portsmouth, to Gene Bennett, who survives. Also surviving are one son, David Bennett and wife Cheryl, of Ashland; one daughter, Cathy Jennings and husband Dwight, of Sciotoville; three sisters, Virginia Schwamberger, of Wilmington, Ohio; Donna Lykins, of New Boston; Linda Lawson, of Portsmouth; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one grandson, and her grandparents, Walter and Blanche Malone. Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, with Acy Gibson officiating, with burial at Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call Monday from 5-9 PM at the Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services. Online condolences may be made to www.swickbussachamberlin.com.