BOWLING GREEN — Nina H. Bennett, 92, died on August 22, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Dr. James D. Bennett; mother and father, Ola (Dukes) and Iley Hight of Crofton; and two sisters, Ila Hight and Louise Overby. The Crofton native was born August 15, 1923.
Mrs. Bennett graduated from Crofton High School and Murray State University, and attended University of Kentucky along with University of Tennessee. She was a home demonstration agent for McLean County and taught foods, nutrition, and child development at Texas Christian University in the 1950s before she taught foods, child development, child guidance and home management at WKU in the 1960s. She was an active member of the Bowling Green Rose Society and State Street United Methodist Church where she was a choir member for 45 years. She had been a member of: Warren County Home Economist Club, Bowling Green Altrusa Club, Bluegrass Electrical Women's Roundtable Association, Kentucky Home Economist in Business, Beta Delta Alumni Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Current Events Book Club, Kentucky Home Economics Associate, Kentucky Nutrition Council and Epsilon Sigma Alpha. She judged many 4H events, county fair entries and craft exhibits. She retired from WRECC after almost 20 years of service.
She is survived by seven nieces and nephews, David G. Settle, Rebecca S. Helmers, Melenda R. Bower, Steven B. Robertson, R. Mitch Settle, Joe Overby, and Ruetta Turner; two sisters-in-law, Judy B. Settle and Joyce B. Robertson; a brother-in-law, Lee Robertson; and several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend thanks to the friends, neighbors, staff, and members of State Street United Methodist Church. We would like to extend a special thank you to the exceptionally loving and caring care-givers, Elizabeth Byrnes, Martha Murray, Judy Copas and Jennifer Jones.
A memorial service was held at State Street United Methodist Church. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery in Calhoun. Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to State Street United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.