Dorothy Lee Bennett


Dorothy Lee (Riggleman) Bennett, age 88 of Wickwire Road, Grafton, passed away Sunday (Aug. 12, 2018) at the Home Away from Home Assisted Living Facility surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 16, 1929 in Grafton, a daughter of the late William Grover and Flora Belle (Sypolt) Riggleman. She is survived by one daughter, Sandra June Efaw and husband Gary of Grafton; two granddaughters, Tracie Marie Weiss and husband Wayne of Fairmont and Erica Lee Cartwright and husband Zane of Grafton; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Wayne Weiss, Brandon Joseph Weiss and Natalee Clara Cartwright; and also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Junior Bennett, who passed away Nov. 26, 1999; one daughter, Karen Marie Bennett; one brother, Harold Riggleman and wife, Marcelle; two sisters, Nina Gallaher and husband John, and Helen Watts and husband Woodrow "Woody" Watts. Dorothy worked at Westinghouse in Fairmont for over 35 years. Her greatest love was spending time with her family. She was a member of the Haymond United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at the Beverly Hills Memorial Garden in Westover with Rev. Lynn Cartwright officiating.
Published on August 13, 2018
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