Charles “Lowell” Bennett
Charles “Lowell” Bennett, age 98, a resident of Cameron, MO, formerly of Tina, passed away on Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021, at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron.
Lowell was born the son of Carl T. and C. Lenore (Bethel) Bennett on Sept. 22, 1922, in Kingston. He attended West Prairie School north of Kingston and Kingston High School, graduating in 1941. He served in the US Navy from 1943 until 1947, serving at Olathe Naval Air Base and at Guam in the South Pacific. Lowell was united in marriage to Doris Lay on Feb. 2, 1948, in Steffenville. She preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2003. He was then united in marriage to Phyllis Ann Myers on May 31, 2003, in Hamilton. She survives of the home.
Lowell worked for Fruehauf Trailer Company until his service began in the military. After returning to the Hamilton area, he went into the family produce business for a number of years. In 1960, he began a career with Cameron Mutual Insurance, and then became an independent agent and secretary-treasurer of Farmers Cooperative Insurance Company of Tina, until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church in Carrollton. Lowell loved to travel and had been to all fifty states, and was an R.A.O club member. Lowell was the past chairman of the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, and was a volunteer of H.E.L.P services of Carrollton. He also served as the Mayor of Tina.
Survivors include two sons, Craig Bennett (Peggy) of Kansas City and Mark Bennett (Marilyn) of Fair Grove; one daughter, Elaine Posegate (Geoff) of West Plains; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Also surviving are four stepchildren, Paula Rooney (David) of Cameron, Lynette Goll of Hamilton, Gregg Richards (Mary Ann) of Fulton, and Leslie Hodge (Steve) of Kansas City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Doris; one brother, John; and one sister, Doris Vaughan.
Graveside services will be held at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton, on Saturday, Mar. 6, at 10:00 a.m. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home in Tina on Friday, Mar. 5, from noon until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to H.E.L.P. Services of Carrollton and/or the Carrollton United Methodist Church, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P. O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Tina.