Mrs. Donna Sue (Ayler) Bennett , age 74, of East Enterprise, Indiana, entered this life on October 31, 1944, in Manville, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Claude Terrell and Anna Laura (Gullion) Ayler. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana where she was a 1962 graduate of the Vevay High School. Donna was united in marriage on November 27, 1965, at the Patriot Parsonage in Patriot, Indiana, to the late, Lowell Wayne Bennett. This happy union was blessed with two daughters, Laura and Stacey. Donna and Wayne shared 47 years of marriage together until Wayne passed away on October 16, 2012. Donna was employed as a PBX operator for Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, Indiana, retiring after 16 years of service. She was a former stitcher for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay and Madison, Indiana from 1962 – 1999. Donna resided in the Florence community since 1965 and was a member of the Markland Baptist Church. Donna will be remembered for her love of reading, working and her beloved companion, Mr. Kitty. Donna passed away at 11:10 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Donna will be deeply missed by her daughters, Laura Sullivan and her companion, James Fortner of East Enterprise, IN and Stacey Harsh and her husband, Matthew of Akron, IN; her grandchildren, Sarah Perkins, Ryan Sullivan, Anna Sullivan and Evan and Max Harsh; her great-grandson, Anthony Perkins; her sister, Martha Sloan of Vevay, IN; her twin sister, Nona Unversaw of Southaven, MS; her brother, Bill Ayler of Vevay, IN; her mother-in-law, Stella (Romans) Bennett of Vevay, IN; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws, Gordon and Nancy Bennett of Rising Sun, IN, Janet “Peachy” and Robert Kent of Indianapolis, IN and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Terrell and Anna Laura (Gullion) Ayler; her husband, Lowell Wayne Bennett; her sister, Rebecca Faye Ayler; her sister-in-law, Betty Jo (Bennett) Lauderbaugh and her father-in-law, Stanley L. Bennett.
Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center, Switzerland County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund C/O CFSCI or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com