Elma Jean “Jeannie” Bennett, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Hays Medical Center in Hays.

She was born April 19, 1938, in Haskell County to Johnnie and Venna E. Blocher Holmes, Sr.

She married Donald E. Bennett in 1957 in Deerfield. He died Oct. 1, 2009.

She attended country schools in Haskell County and graduated from Garden City High School. She was a homemaker and also had worked at Dimitt’s Nursery and did daycare out of her home.

She is survived by her son, Jody Eugene Bennett of Garden City; a daughter, Audrey Burke of Junction City; a brother, Johnnie Holmes, Jr. of Garden City; a sister, Erma Faulconer of Garden City; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Anthony Marshall Bennett and Troy Kent Bennett; a sister, Lenora M. Johnson; and three brothers, Clyde Holmes, Donald Holmes and Aubrey Holmes.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Finney County Historical Society, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.