Clarice I. Bennett, 91 of Brazil died Dec. 21, 2003, at 3:08am at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born September 20, 1912 in Mansfield in Parke County. She was the daughter of Fred Pruett and Nellie Wells Pruett. She married Roy Bennett December 22, 1929 in Paris, IL, he preceded her in death.
She retired from General Telephone after working there 18 years. She also previously worked at Nance's Creamory and the Clay County School Corporation, at Meridian Street School.
She is survived by her son, Robert Bennett and wife Nancy; one daughter Patricia "Pat" Evans and her husband Richard; four grandchildren, Joe Bennett, Jake Bennett, Dan Evans, and Scott Evans; 5 great-grandchildren, Julie Evans, Michael Evans, Christopher Evans, David Evans, and Bradley Evans; 3 great-great grandchildren, Leighleigh Evans, Angelina Evans, Ashlyn Evans; one half brother Fred Pruett; and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother Virgil Pruett, one sister Helen Bryan, one half sister, Rosella Snodgrass, one half brother, Arthur Pruett.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8pm and again Wednesday prior to services.