BEAVER DAM – Dorothy P. Bennett, 86, of Beaver Dam, went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at St. Anthony’s Hospice in Henderson, Ky. She was born on Jan. 20, 1935, in Robards, Ky., to the late Warren and Lucille Ligon Poole. Dorothy was a devoted member of Liberty United Methodist Church. She retired from Ohio County High School, where she worked as a secretary. She served as an Ohio County magistrate and was a member of the Beaver Dam Woman’s Club and the Ohio County Homemakers Association.
Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alva C. Bennett; three brothers, Charles Poole, James Poole and Mims Poole; two half-brothers, Virgil Poole and Raymond Poole; and one half-sister, Ruth Poole.
She leaves behind to cherish many memories, her children, Kelly (Kelly) Bennett, of Henderson, and Shannon (J. Richard) Montgomery, of Linton, Ind.; one brother, Leroy (Betty) Poole, of Henderson; three sisters, Helen Harris, of Owensboro, Hallie Denton, of Robards, Ky., and Nell (Jerry) Hobgood, of Sebree, Ky.; and one sister-in-law, Brenda Poole, of Evansville, Ind. Dorothy was blessed with six grandchildren, Kanon Bennett, Kaylee Bennett, Joel (Heather) Montgomery, Ashton (Andrew) Shetler, Erica (Brandon) Richmond and Andrew Day; and three great-grandchildren, Everly Montgomery, Grayson Montgomery and Charlotte Shetler.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Rev. Mike Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with Dorothy’s family from 4-7 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to: Liberty United Methodist Church, 2433 Liberty Road, Beaver Dam, KY 42320, or St. Anthony’s Hospice, 2410 S. Green Street, Henderson, KY 42420. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.