A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Norma “Jean” Bennett, 74, of Weirton, died Sunday, April 17, 2005 at the Weirton Medical Center. She was born September 2, 1930 in Mountain, WV, a daughter of the late Herman and Mary (Scott) Riggs. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother; sister, Delores Davis; and brothers, Raymond and Don Riggs. Jean was a homemaker and a member of Kings Creek Union Chapel. Jean is survived by her husband, James S. “Sam” Bennett of Weirton, whom she married on November 9, 1948; one son, Terry L. Bennett and his wife Brenda of Weirton; three daughters, Linda K. Mynahan and her husband Howdy of Weirton, Shelley R. Criss and her husband John of Wintersville, OH, and Lisa L. Blair of Steubenville, OH; one brother, Carl Riggs of Weirton; two sisters, Bernice Fluharty of New Martinsville, WV and Velma Riggs of Odeysville, WV; and nine grandchildren, Scott and Jeff Holdren, Lacey, Weston, and Mason Bennett, Patrick and Casey Blair, and Jason and Codey Criss. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday. Pastor William R. Hammond will preside. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Kings Creek Union Chapel, P.O. Box 2462, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes with her family at www.grecohertnick.com. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. I will always love you and remember all the times you were there for me when I was a kid. Losing you was and is a big lost. I will miss you. char

  2. Ang God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4 I am so sorry for your loss. The world lost a wonderful woman. I am Freda Riggs and Frank Hans’s granddaughter. I used to go with them to visit Jean and Sam when I was young. She was a very nice lady with a heart of gold. The world will miss her. Kristy Spencer

  3. Dear Bennett Family, We were so sorry to hear about Jean’s death. I will always remember staying at Grandma Lou’s and Jean would come over and visit. She would spend hours sitting at grandma’s kitchen table and talk and joke and laugh with my family. I can see Jean and Grandma having a great reunion in heaven, I bet they still haven’t stopped talking yet!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, The Stoneking Family

  4. I have many happy memories of times I spend with the Bennett family when I was a child. Mrs. Bennett treated me very well (like one of her own)and took good care of her family. May she rest in peace.

  5. Mom I miss you so much! You were my best friend and I miss our long talks at the kitchen table:( You gave me strength and guidance to get through life. I could not have had a more wonderful Mother – Thank you!I know you are in Heaven watching over us please help me to be the best Mother to Patrick & Casey I can and watch over them…

  6. Wishing I could just sit and talk with you! Please watch over all of us and especially Daddy he needs your helping hand. I love and miss you so much!

  7. Still wish I could just sit down and talk with you… you always made everything better. Love & Miss you. Give Daddy and hug for me

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