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 Bennett JuliAnn

JuliAnn Bennett, age 87, of Lamar, Missouri passed away July 3, 2020, at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Lamar, Mo.
JuliAnn was born June 25, 1933 in Jerico Springs, Mo to Vernal Basil Jenkins and Nora Mildred (Sewell) Jenkins.  She graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Mo.  On September 17, 1954, she married Luther “Ben” Embry and together they had six children.  On December 27, 1984, she married Edward Terrell Bennett in Miami, Ok.
JuliAnn was a homemaker and had worked at Rogers Flies and Lures and Thorco Industries. She also worked many years at the Blue Top Best Western Motel. She was best known for her infectious smile with ruby red lipstick that could light up an entire room, and her genuine kind-heartedness that she extended to everyone she met. She wrote poetry, journaled for years, loved gardening and tending her flowers. She also loved bike riding, traveling, and was a puzzle master. In her later years, she treasured her family and loved talking about all the precious children her six kids brought into the world. 
She was a devout Christian, and a member of the Community of Christ church.
Survivors include a son, Bill (Crystal) Embry, Malden, MO; four daughters, Shirley (Bill) Gaither, Lamar, MO; Betty Embry, Joplin, MO; Jeannie (Jerry) Thieman, Lamar MO; Sherry Embry, Nixa MO; 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild. 
Preceding JuliAnn in death were her husband Ben Embry and husband Edward Bennett, a son, Daniel Dale Embry, four brothers, Lee Jenkins, Charles Jenkins, Ed Jenkins, David Horne, and a grandson, Landyn Davis. 
A private family service well be held at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. 
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Gary Embry Scholarship Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home. 


#8 Omaha,Ne.Wilma Embry 2020-07-17 14:33
Aunt Judy is a most precious memory, as my Father [ Willis Embry ] was a brother to Uncle Benny and Aunt Judy the mother to my cousins. Always, Always.. are still amazing memories of vacations to Missouri, and having a blast with this family. Will never forget this most contagious smile and open arms of affection. My heart goes to these amazing siblings, and my cousins. God bless with confort and amazing grace!!!
#7 Sheldon, MoMarty McPeak 2020-07-15 20:19
I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#6 Jasper Mo, MissouriBrenda Dockery-Spren 2020-07-15 14:12
Such a wonderful person...such great memories!!! Kind, funny, ERM...special in do many ways!!! She has left a legacy of love through her children and grandchildren ❤️
#5 Sheldon, MoMarty McPeak 2020-07-14 15:22
I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#4 Fort Scott KSMike Embry 2020-07-12 11:57
Sorry for your loss, Judy was a diamond in a world of rocks, great lady will always cherish the times I got to be around her. To her children, keep her smile like you have so far and her spark, she will always be remembered through you, Love you all!
#3 Modesto, CaliforniaKathy Reyes 2020-07-12 02:50
I am so blessed to call Judy my cousin, her smile and the best laugh will always be my memory, my parents loved her so much, now what a reunion they are having, sending all of you my cousin ‘s love and peace, Judy will forever be in our hearts
#2 Sheldon, MoMarty McPeak 2020-07-11 01:20
I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was such a sweet and kind lady with a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#1 Asbury,MoDelma C Ross 2020-07-09 19:25
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you at the passing of your mother. She was a joy and always had a smile. She raised a beautiful family. Much love to all of you

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