Bennett, F.W.  1937-2019

NEPHI, Utah F.W. Bill Bennett, of Nephi, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in Tulsa,Oklahoma while visiting his son.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Becker Chapel,402 3rd St. in Effingham, Kansas, with Rev. Jerry Boaz officiating.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham.

Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or the Building Fund for First Baptist Church, Nephi, Utah and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be left at

Bill was born on Sept. 20, 1937, in Horton, Kansas, the son of John M. and Susie I. (Byer) Bennett.

He was a farmer for many years. He also worked as a surveyor for the US Department Agriculture before he and Janice moved to Utah to serve the Lord as missionaries.

Bill was a servant of the Lord and a member of the First Baptist Church in Nephi, Utah. He loved to tinker, take things apart and scrap it. His family described him as a professional piddler.

In retirement, Bill loved to work in his shop, latch hook and people watch.

Bill married Janice Carol Snyder on Aug. 29, 1959, at the Methodist Church in Effingham. She preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2017.

Survivors include: a son, Bradley (Brenda) Bennett, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Ainsley (Jesse) Hallett, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amitey Bennett, Broken Arrow and Chaney Rockwell, Youngwood, Pennsylvania.

He was also preceded in death by: his parents; and a daughter, Virginia Rockwell. As published in the Atchison Globe.

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