Marie C. Bennett

November 13, 1924December 7, 2017

Marie C. Bennett, 93, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Charles Decker of Watkins Glen, NY on December 7, 2017. Marie was born in Montour Falls on November 13, 1924 to Gertrude (Chase) and Homer Clark of Millport, NY. She was the first successful cesarean delivery at the hospital where mother and child survived. She graduated from Horseheads High School in 1938. She married Warren Bennett after he returned from WWII in 1947. Marie worked at Shepard Niles, Montour Falls and Willard Psychiatric Center later retiring from Watkins Glen and Montour Falls Community Residence in 1987. Marie enjoyed traveling, spending the winters in Florida, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church in Beaver Dams, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brothers and their wives, Lawrence and Paula Clark and Lindy and Joann Clark, grandson, Danny Bennett and great grandson, Trent Truax. Marie is survived by her children Walter (Luanne) Bennett of Watkins Glen, Karen (Morris) Truax of Corryton, Tenn., Vicky (Charles) Decker of Watkins Glen, Frank Bennett of Beaver Dams; and Art (Kelly) Bennett of Watkins Glen. She had ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. In keeping with Marie’s wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2075 Chambers Rd, Beaver Dams, NY 14812; The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10022 or Care First, 3805 Meads Creek Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870. Friends and family may share memories of Marie at


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Edward Crandall

December 29, 2017

As a retired minister and friend and fellow member of her church, I visited Marie a number of times in the past couple years. We had known some of the same local believers in Christ.
Marie was very appreciative of visits and had an attitude of trust in the Lord and taking in stride whatever might come each day. She would express that outlook from time to time.
She also appreciated having a Bible passage or verses read and a parting prayer for her and her family. She knew the Lord person-ally and was ready to meet Him when He called for her. Marie was truly loved and well cared for by her family.

Donna Cleveland (Weigel)

December 20, 2017

Your parents were always so kind and loving people. You and your mother were just part of us growing up together. You have suffered enough loss in your lives. Marie will certainly be missed. My most sincere condolences to everyone.
Donna Cleveland

Gloria Boesch

December 13, 2017

Many great memories of spending time up at your house . Best memories were at Christmas when we all got together. I miss those times. RIP Aunt Marie.

Wendy Cheplick (Stocum, Truax)

December 13, 2017

My sincere condolences to Marie's family. I have fond memories of working with Marie. She was a very kind and compassionate caregiver for folks with disabilities. She was a lovely lady. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you.

Betty Buckley

December 11, 2017

So sorry for your loss of your mom. She was always such a nice lady.


December 11, 2017

My heartfelt sympathies to the Bennett family and friends during this difficult time. I hope the promise in Hosea 13:14 can bring much comfort. Just knowing that there's a hope for the ones we lost in death can be so reassuring. My deepest condolences to all.

Stephen and Debbie Bedient

December 10, 2017

Walt, Karen, Vicky, Frank, Art and Families: Our sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady who lovingly welcomed everyone into her home. Keep the memories close to your heart and may they help during your time of sorrow. Much love to all of you.