OBITUARY

Roberta Katherine Bennett

August 5, 1950March 10, 2020
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Roberta K Bennett, 69, died unexpectedly March 10, 2020, in a tragic car accident. She was a long time resident of Belton Missouri. She was born August 5, 1950, in Watertown New York, the daughter of John R. and Mae Elizabeth (Rockwell) Wright. Roberta relocated with her family from New York to the Kansas City area in her early teen years. In 1969, she graduated from Ruskin High School. She then married Robert Richard Rudy in 1968. Shortly after, she joined the workforce as a sales associate at Venture. In 1985, she married Robert E Bennett, her soulmate and her everything. This year they would have celebrated 35 years of marriage. In 1993, she started a new career path in the field of medical billing. She worked for several companies including Associated Physical Therapists, Physical Associates and Blue Valley Hospital until she opted for early retirement in 2016. Since then she has enjoyed being a full time wife and homemaker, shopping, and lunch dates with friends and family. Roberta, AKA Bert, Bobbie, Bobbie K, had a heart of gold. She loved those close to her with everything she had. If you needed her, she was there. If you needed something, consider it done. If you needed nothing, she would be there with something regardless. She had a true servant’s heart and loved everyone selflessly. She was kind, easy to talk to, and empathetic. If you rejoiced over something, she did also. If you worried about something, she worried about it too. She was the glue that held this family together most days. She lived by the standard, “right is right, wrong is wrong”. For those of us who knew her well, if you were in the wrong, she was not short on words! She has set the bar high for all of us. May we all follow her example and strive to love relentlessly and give generously. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son Robert Scott Rudy and a sister Christine A Davis. Surviving, in addition to her husband Robert E Bennett, are her daughters, Michelle L Clements and her husband James, of Merriam Kansas; Cynthia K Poole, of Greenville Illinois and James L Poole of Blue Springs Missouri; Step daughter Tonya J Turentine, of Overland Park Kansas, Seven Grandchildren, each one of them her “favorite”, Spencer Clements, Hannah Clements, Nicholas Clements, Tyler Poole, James Poole, Jacques Poole, and Taylor Turentine; One sister Beatrice Davis, of Independence Missouri; Two brothers, Gary Wright, of Holt Summit Missouri; David Wright and wife Mechelle, of Holt Summit Missouri and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Funeral Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Memories

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Dania & Ghassan Elkhatib

March 17, 2020

Bobbie was the best neighbor anyone can ask for. She was very helpful and sweet. Very nice to us and the kids. we will miss her dearly.

Cindy Davis

March 16, 2020

Aunt Bert,

It's amazing the things you realize when you lose someone:you get mad at yourself for not saying the things you could've a million times, you take for granted the days spent doing nothing when you could have been with them. I hope you know how much I appreciated you accepting me into the family, even when I really wasn't anymore. It means more to me than I ever said. You were there for me in great times and times that were dark for me.

I know that anyone can be taken, at any time in our lives, but we always wait until they're gone to say the thing we never had the courage to say before.

Love
Cindy Davis and her clan

Debbie Coker

March 14, 2020

I worked with Bobbie for 4 years, her caring generosity was limitless! She planned ice cream parties for us, root beer floats, she would bring in breakfast, bring gifts for those having babies or if anyone needed anything, she was the first to help out! Her sense of humor was always refreshing and she was the bright spot in our week.
She will be very missed and she was loved by us all. Until we meet again, Miss Bobbie! Enjoy your reward sweetie.

Gary Wright

March 13, 2020

Well sis I always told you if there was an angel on this Earth it was you. The Lord must have had a special assignment for you to call you away from us. You were a wonderful sister and my friend, and I enjoyed all the times we talked every week that I will miss that so much. We will all miss you and it will be hard but we will go on even though it will be hard but that is what you would want. I promise you I want to always be there for Bob and your family. I was so lucky to have you as my sister, I I love you pumpkin.

Mae Taylor

March 13, 2020

Bobbie was such a loving and caring person. I remember when I told her I was expecting my first granddaughter. Bobbie brought in a gift bag full of baby clothes for her. When I had surgery she made sure I had money to get what I needed. That’s the type of person she was. Bobbie you will forever be missed and in our hearts. Fly high Bobbie! Until we meet again! 😘

Nikki Fletcher

March 13, 2020

My heart is so heavy from all of this. My grandma Donna loved Bobbie like a sister and always looked forward to their lunch dates. My hope is that right now they are together and laughing. If there is anything I can do for your family, feel free to reach out to me anytime. Rest in peace Bobbie. Thank you for being wonderful to my grandmother. I'm so so sorry this all happened

Deb Withrow

March 12, 2020

Bobbie had so much love in her heart for everyone she met. She truly was one of the kindest people I have ever known. There is nothing she wouldn't do for her friends or family. I feel blessed to have had her as my good friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her laughter is etched in my memory. My condolences for her family whom she adored. I hope we can all find comfort knowing she is in the arms of Jesus.

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