The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 16, 2014

Terrie A. Bennett, 57, Bloomsburg


The Daily Item

— BLOOMSBURG — Terrie Ann (Williams) Bennett, 57, of Bloomsburg, concluded her long battle against breast cancer on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, as a recent patient of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Terrie was born Sept. 26,1956, in Milton, the daughter of the late Edward and Patricia (Ellis) Williams.

In 1974, Terrie completed her high school education, graduating from Milton High School. She continued her education at York College and graduated with a teaching degree in 1978. Terrie expanded her education at Bloomsburg University, where she received a master’s degree in 1982, focusing on literacy and reading. Shortly following completion of her education, Terrie married her best friend and husband, Craig J. Bennett, on June 18, 1983.

Terrie was a kindergarten teacher at the Beaver Main Elementary School.

Terrie will always be remembered for her love of animals, especially dogs. Outside of caring for her family, she devoted much of her time to animal rescue, volunteering with the Mostly Mutts No-Kill Shelter near Sunbury. For many years, she was an aerobics instructor at Bloomsburg Health & Fitness Center and most recently at the Bloomsburg SportsPlex. Terrie loved spending time with her family, playing tennis, walking her dogs and riding bikes. She also honed and shared her skills in crocheting scarves and hats for cancer patients throughout the area. Terrie adored her family and fought a courageous battle, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 30 years, Craig J. Bennett; her son, Gregory P. Bennett, of Coopersburg; and one brother and sister-in-law, Kimber S. and Rose Williams, of New Columbia.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by the funeral at 11, in the Allen Funeral Home Inc., 745 Market St. at Eighth Street, Bloomsburg, with Eric Miller, lead minister of Bloomsburg Christian Church, officiating. Graveside committal services will immediately follow in Lightstreet Highland Cemetery.

Contributions in Terrie’s memory may be made to a local no-kill animal shelter of the donor’s choice.

For friends and family wishing to send a memorial gift, share a personal memory or offer condolences to the family, a memorial tribute page in Terrie’s honor and a sympathy store are available at www.Allen-FuneralHome.com.