Eleanor L. Bennett

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Eleanor Lorraine (Paquin) Bennett, 84, of Vanderbilt, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 10, 2023.

 Born on September 17, 1939, she was the first of seven children born to Francis and Genevieve (Haworth) Paquin. She was married to Richard Ray Loshaw (deceased), and together had three children. On October 10, 1982, she married Larry Bennett. They were happily married for 39 years until his passing.

Eleanor worked for several years for Quigley Industries as a sales representative and owned a restaurant in Vanderbilt. She loved her family and especially adored the time she spent with her grandchildren.

She enjoyed shuffleboard, bowling, racing snowmobiles, playing golf, knitting, and gardening. She was an active member of the Vanderbilt Community Church and served at the Vanderbilt Food Pantry.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Larry M. Bennett; her son, Thomas (Brenda) Loshaw; and sisters, Phyllis (James) Howard and Gayle (Rick) Gordon.

She is survived by her daughter, Kim (Douglas) Robinson; son, John (Debra) Loshaw; grandchildren, Stacey, Justin, Brooke, Nichole, Kylie, Whitney, Tyler, and Gina; eight great-grandchildren; her brother, Jack (Sue) Paquin; and sisters, Linda (John) Burr, Darlene (Alec) Badour, and Jill (John) Wyer.

In keeping with her wishes, visitation will commence at 10:30 a.m., at the Vanderbilt Community Church, on Friday, November 17, 2023, with the memorial service beginning at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.

 A private family graveside service will be held in the spring of 2024, at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Vanderbilt.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Michigan or the Vanderbilt Community Church, 455 W. Main Street, Vanderbilt, MI, 49795.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI, 49734.

12 comments on “Eleanor L. Bennett”

  1. Mary and Don Howard

    So very sorry for your loss of a great Godly woman. She was beautiufl inside and out. Great neighbor. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families

  2. My condolences to the family at your loss. Eleanor and I have been friends since teen age years! We both lived on S. Shire Rd. as kids!
    Praise the Lord, we each are trusting in the same Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to save us, and to take us to heaven. It’s only so long for a while, Eleanor!

  3. Auntie E
    You will be missed by so many. There are many cheeks that will miss the kissy monsters kisses. I will see you again.
    Aunt Kim, Uncle Doug, Uncle John, Aunt Debbie, Aunt Brenda and Grand kids.
    I am so sorry for the pain and heart ache you are feeling. Just have faith that Auntie E is 100% whole again.
    I love you all,
    Kathy

  4. I was so sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing I know she is happily seeing everyone up there but she will be greatly missed down here. Aunt Roberta

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