BLOOMFIELD - Mildred Bennett, 83, died March 16, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff.
Born Oct. 1, 1919, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Edward and Martha Christian Whitledge, she was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield community. She retired as a cook from Bloomfield Public Schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield.
Her husband, Jewell Bennett, preceded her in death on April 15, 1978.
Survivors include: one son, Gary Bennett of Springfield; one brother, Jay Whitledge of Bloomfield; and two granddaughters and one great-grandson.
Three brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Ken Powers will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.