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Obituaries: Joni "Bronc" Bennett


Joni "Bronc" Bennett Joni_Bennett_Photo.jpg
Barnesville, Ohio

Joni Marmie Bennett, 58, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 at Cumberland Pointe Care Center, after her battle with congestive heart failure. She was born February 3, 1956 in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, daughter of Norma Snyder Marmie and the late Ike Marmie.

Joni, known by all as ‘Bronc,’ a 1974 Union Local High School graduate, had worked as a nurse for VOCA. She enjoyed taking family vacations, paranormal investigations, sports, and politics.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her beloved dog, Belle.

In addition to her mother, Norma Marmie, Joni is survived by her husband of 24 years, Homer Bennett of Barnesville, Ohio; children, Emily and Kevin Bennett of Barnesville, Ohio, Barbie (John) Whiddon of Moundsville, West Virginia; grandchildren, Haley and Ella; brothers, Bruce (Brenda) Marmie of Hendrysburg, Ohio, Michael Marmie of Moundsville, West Virginia; mother and father-in-law, Esther and Homer Bennett; uncle, Harold Snyder; aunt, Joyce Latham; several nieces and nephews; and her cat, Yoshi.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

Arrangements entrusted to: Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home/Patron Cremation Service.
Family and friends may visit, Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home/Patron Cremation Service, 702 East Main Street, Barnesville, Ohio.
A Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Brother Mark Eickenberry officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of Joni’s family.
Kelly-Kemp-Braido-Patron Funeral Home

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