Oleta P Bennett

July 05, 1926 - December 25, 2014 

Oleta P Bennett

July 05, 1926 - December 25, 2014 

Obituary for Oleta P Bennett

Oleta P. Bennett (88) of Absecon, NJ, passed peacefully in her home on December 25, 2014. She was born on July 5, 1926 in Audubon, NJ. Oleta lived all her life in South Jersey. Her childhood was spent on the Absecon Island beaches, watching over her five younger siblings. Oleta and Horace Bennett (deceased December 10, 2014) spent their 63 years of marriage in the Pleasantville and Absecon communities surrounded by family and many friends. Oleta enjoyed a long and happy career in management with Starn’s Shoprite, from which she eventually retired.

She is survived by her sister, Lois (Goodman) Stockton of Northfield, NJ, sister-in-law Jenny B. (Bennett) Reid and brother-in-law Clifford A. Bennett and wife Betty; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband Horace D. Bennett, Jr.; her mother Oleta (Platt) Goodman and father Harry A. Goodman, Sr.; her siblings Harry A. Goodman, Jr.; Edward G. Goodman, Sr.; Georgie Mae (Goodman) Chew; and Phyllis Goodman.

Oleta and Horace Bennett together enjoyed their home in Absecon, and one in Pleasantville prior. Oleta was a gifted baker and all her recipes were executed with perfection and love. Her family enjoyed the delicious results and hope to carry-on some of her recipes. Although Oleta never had any children of her own, she will live in our hearts and memories as unselfishly giving both motherly and grandmotherly love.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 10-11:30 AM at the Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing, where services will be held at 11:30. Burial will be in Laurel Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation. Donations may be made payable to "CHOP Foundation" and mailed to P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178. On-line donations may be made at www.chop.edu

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