Dora Rebecca (Tompkins) Bennett

Born: Mon., Jul. 11, 1927
Died: Tue., Jul. 9, 2013

Family to do services at later date

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Dora Rebecca Bennett, 85 of Citrus Springs, FL passed away on July 9, 2013 in Lecanto, FL after a brief stay at Hospice House of Citrus County. She was born to Eli Bonaparte and Chloe Belle Smith Tompkins on July 11, 1927 in London, Kentucky one of eleven children and went on to marry Louis E. Bennett, Sr. with whom she raised four children in Brownsville, Indiana.

She retired from Dana Perfect Circle Corporation after 30 years. Her favorite pastimes were golfing and gardening and she initiated flower gardens on Liberty Country Club, which are still maintained by volunteers at this time. The highlight of her golfing experience was a Hole In One at the Brick Yard #4.

In her retirement years, Dora spent six months of the year in Indiana and six months in Citrus Springs with her loving companion of 39 years, Glade T. Montgomery who was a golf pro at the Liberty Country Club.

Dora is survived by her four children; Eddie Bennett of Licking, MO, Carol Scarpone of Eustis, FL, Charlie Bennett of Richmond, IN, and Barbara Bennett of Hampton, GA, plus 9 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, sisters and brothers.

A Memorial Service will be held in Liberty, Indiana at a later date.

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Judy Brannam Sharp
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
I have so many fond memories of Dora and the family. I know you were blessed to have her as your mother, and that again one day you will be reunited with her. God's blessings to the family. Judy Brannam Sharp

Juli Snively
   Posted Sun July 14, 2013
Dear Glade and Carol and families, My heart is breaking for all of you !!
My tears are for your sadness and my smiles are for all special times I had with Dora on the golf course. She was my mentor. She welcomed me into her life on Sunday mornings at Liberty Golf course and made a golfer out of me. I will always love her and I will keep the memories I have of her and Barb in my heart. I know that they are making their tee times now for Sunday mornings:) I know you will miss her dearly....she loved all of you so much and I know she is now your angel, looking after you from above. Bob and I want you to know that you have our deepest sympathy and if we can help with anything here please let us know.
With love, Juli and Bob Snively Richmond, IN

Emma (Polver) Wickett
   Posted Sun July 14, 2013
To the children and family of one of my dearest friends. Dora and I worked together for 30 years and remained close friends until now. I am Emma (Polver) Wickett and my husband Jack also worked at PC with Dora My heart is broken, as I am sure yours are. I just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. She will always have a special place in my heart, I loved her like a sister.

Stephanie McNew
   Posted Sun July 14, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I know you loved your mother very much. Let your good memories comfort you. Love to Barbara and Eddie too. Stephanie

jan woodbury
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
Dear Glade and familly, It was with sadness that I read Dora's obit in the Chronicle. I remember the good times we had playing golf at Pine Ridge and the golf trip we went on. She was a lot of fun to be with and I'm sure she is in heaven making new tee times. My sincere condolences.

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