Brenda Lou Bennett, 65, of Barnesville, died peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2018, after a brief illness. She was born May 12, 1953, in Columbus, to Aaron and Rosalie (Berisford) McDermott.

She married Paul Bennett of Barnesville, on June 16, 1973. She graduated in 1971 from Woodsfield High School, attended and graduated from Ohio University, and worked with her husband in the family business. She taught in many local schools for a number of years and later worked in banking for The Citizens National Bank of Woodsfield, in the Barnesville office.

Brenda was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved the Lord and labored many years in Baptist churches in various capacities. She was a member of Quaker City Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Paul, of 45 years; son, Jeffrey; daughter, Lisa; grandson, Ezry; sister, Patti (David) Pyles; several aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services were Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the Patron Funeral Homes & Crematory Kelly Kemp Braido, Barneville. Pastor Larry Jellison officiated. Interment followed the service at Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 or by visiting their website; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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