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Rita Mae (Bennett) Liberty

November 22, 1938 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 83)


Rita Mae Bennett Benn Liberty

Rita Mae, 83, died of Lewy Body Dementia on May 25, 2022. She died quietly at her home with her family. She was born on November 22, 1938, in Arnoldview, Oklahoma. She was the youngest daughter of George and Era (Fowler) Bennett. Rita graduated from Wayne High School class of 1956. In October of ’56, she married Donald Keith Benn, of Dibble Oklahoma. They settled in Blythe, California in the mid-1960s. They open a successful Radiator shop and raised four daughters. In 1980, she moved back to Purcell to help with her parents and be closer to family. She worked at the prison and then became a home health care worker until she retired in 2012. She loved helping people and loved her career in Home Health. Rita loved her family and she loved her Lord. She looked forward to when she would be able to meet Him face to face in heaven and spend time with family already there. She would want everyone to know for sure they will see her again one day. John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Dena Deverl (Benn) Dorethy, two sisters, Venita Hawkins and Loretta Ross, and three brothers, Herman Bennett, Dean Bennett, Jay Bennett, and Glen Ray Bennett. She is survived by her younger brother, Qunin Bennett, three daughters, Anita Miller of McAllen TX, Brenda Backhaus of Orangeburg SC, and Cindy Holden of Norman OK, seven grandchildren, and eleven plus great-grands.

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