Wilma Ruth Arnett Bennett

June 23, 1923July 9, 2011


Wilma R. (nee Arnett) beloved wife of Edgell L. Bennett. Devoted mother of Dave (Mary) Bennett. Loving grandmother of Katrina Johnston, Christina Farrell and Kate Bennett, and great-grandmother of Warrick Johnston. July 9, 2011, at age 88. Visitation, Wednesday, 07/13/11, 4 – 8 p.m. at the Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Rd., Sharonville. Funeral service, Thursday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312-9067. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 13, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Nancy Bernotaitis

July 24, 2011

There will definitely be an empty chair at family gatherings now. An era has ended. Aunt Wilma is home with her parents and siblings now. Hope she gives my mom a hug and kiss from me. Miss them all so much.

July 17, 2011

Aunt Wilma,
I thank God for the six decades you were in my life. Your love and loyalty have been constant, and for that, I thank you.
This is more than the loss of you, my beloved aunt, but the end of an era. Along with you, Grandma Arnett, Mary Belle, my Mom, and Kat, you were the women who shaped my life. I feel certain that you're together again, still watching over us. Thank you, also, for the love you've given my kids and grandkids - who will surely miss their Candy Grandma. I love you.

Herb and Kathy Arnett

July 15, 2011

Ed and Dave,
So thankful our Dear Lord gave us this window of opportunity to meet and spend time with you all and Wilma. To know her is to love her. Praise God for Family. Our love and prayers are with you.

Christy Dillon-Andrews

July 13, 2011

Aunt Wilma,
With my mom being so far you and Uncle Ed always stepped up for my boys Grandparents days @ school,you were there for me when I wanted to quit school & you told me that I was smarter than I thought I was&I could do it. So many ways you were there for me in my to fill that void?You were so caring,outspoken,full of life,generous,loving,stern when needed, it how it is,one of the best damn ladies I could have ever asked for to be a role model for me growing up!!! I am who I am today partly to you Aunt Wilma,for that I thank you so very much for all you have done for me.
I love you and will miss you everyday til I see you again.
Christy Dillon, and Shane and Timothy Andrews

Rhonda Gilbert

July 13, 2011

Uncle Ed, David & Family,
I was so sorry to hear we lost Aunt Wilma. I have many fond memories of times spent with her. Her energy and talent amazed me as a child. I remember bragging about her to all of my friends about my cool Aunt Wilma that bowled, played tennis, golfed, could sew and make anything under the sun, and could still do my hair! What an inspiration she was to me as a young girl. To this day, I have never met a more accomplished woman.

Riley, the girls and I send our love and prayers to you all during this time. We were so blessed to have her in our family.

Laura Arnett Smith

July 12, 2011

Ed and David,
What a blessing it was to meet our "long lost family" and to talk to Wilma in the short window we had. We will meet again in Heaven. We are praying for you.

Jerry Hellmann

July 12, 2011

Ed and David,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Be assured that you both are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord keep watch and hold you close during this most difficult of times.

Chris Olenick

July 12, 2011

A gift in memory of Wilma Bennett benefits ADA

Coach Dave,

From your friends and loyal students in soccer - know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Coach Chris, Aaron, Alex, Coop, Everett, Jacob, Justin, Max, Paul, Sawyer and Ukiah

Richard Holthaus

July 11, 2011

Ed, Jean and I are sorry for your loss. We remember Wilma when we took the Alaska trip together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Richard and Jean.

Elizabeth Kidd

July 11, 2011

Dear Aunt Wilma (Grandma), I love you so so so much, you mean the world to me, you are so very special to me. When people would ask about my grandma and grandpa my thoughts would always go to you and Uncle Ed. Thank you for all the love and support you have always given me, its so painful not knowing that I will see you again, but I know I will when I get to heaven. I love you so much, and until we meet again.