Ella Annabelle (Kester) Bennett, 94, of Jasonville died at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Jasonville.
Born July 16, 1915 in Coalmont, she was the daughter of Bert Kester and Olive (Stark) Kester.
She was co-owner of Gambles Furniture along with her husband Fred Bennett for 45 of the 60 years the store has been in operation. She worked at Peoples Trust Company for 20 years before marrying Fred and joining him at the Gambles Furniture Store. She was a member for 50 years at the Jasonville First Baptist Church where she was the pianist and organist for many, many years, she also served as the Church Treasurer for many years. She graduated from Coalmont High School and was former member of the Delts, Jasonville Chamber of Commerce and Shakamak Women's Civic Club.
On January 10, 1964 she married Fred W. Bennett, who survives.
Other survivors include adopted son, Brad Duncan and Andrea Pierce of Jasonville; a niece Janet Burris and husband Virgil of Jasonville; and a nephew, Gene Nelson of Brazil
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Lois Taylor; and brother Clair Kester.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday and noon until service time on Saturday at the Jasonville First Baptist Church on South Washington Street.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jasonville First Baptist Church with Pastor Kenneth Cossman officiating.
Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.
Arrangements entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Inc., Cox Chapel in Jasonville.