KARON BENNETT, 82, a longtime Grant resident, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Banner Health Sterling Regional Medical Center in Sterling, Colorado.
She was born Karon Marie Bradley, on January 25, 1940, at Deweese, Nebraska.
On April 25, 1968, Karon married Robert "Bob" Bennett. By Karon's own account, "I met Bob, the love of my life, in November of 1961. My one-year-old son and I had just moved to Grant, and Bob was the "telephone man" who installed our telephone. I felt such a connection to him but had no idea where it would lead. Over the next seven years, we got to know each other very well and were married at the Grant Methodist Church on April 5, 1968.
Bob was the most honest and loyal person I'd ever met. He insisted on adopting my son, Randall "Randy," and after we were married for six months and after the adoption, Bob always treated Randy as his own.
In the 48 years, Bob and I were married, Bob never raised his voice to me. He accepted me as I was and was faithful and loving to me all of his life. He had a somewhat calming effect on me which made me love him even more."
The couple raised their family and lived their entire married lives in Grant. Most recently, Karon had been making her home at Holyoke, CO.
At the age of 16, Karon entered the field of medicine. She spent her entire life working in medicine and was quite passionate about her vocation.
Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving. Karon would prepare all of the food and enjoyed sharing the special meal with family and friends. Her son Randy has many cherished memories of Thanksgiving dinners over the years, as Karon was always in her element.
Karon spent years baking and decorating cakes for weddings, and holidays, along with any and all special occasions. Karon even spent time frosting and decorating a styrofoam cake for a special client that gave it out as a gag gift.
Karon was known as the "Queen of Wrap" by those closest to her. She had a penchant for wrapping all of the gifts she gave with great care and attention to detail. She was so good at wrapping gifts that often, people might enlist Karon to do freelance work.
Karon shared her husband's love for cats, which was something that they also passed along to Randy. Over the last several years, Karon's great passion was nursing infant kittens until they were able to be relocated to Fern's Felines Rescue & Sanctuary in Garden County, NE.
Karon was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Bennett, her sister, Jeanniene "Nean" Hunter, and the last cat the family shared, Bubba.
Survivors include her son, Randy Bennett of Lincoln, NE; her dearest and closest friend, Virginia Serowski-Taylor of Venango; dear friend, Connie Peaster of Grant; her two favorite doctors, Dr. Clifford Colglazier and Dr. James Schiefen.
Karon's wishes are that if anyone cares to make a monetary donation, that they send them directly to her dear friend Connie Peaster's church in her memory. Golden Plains Mennonite Church, C/O Connie Peaster, P.O. Box 155, Grant, NE 69140.
Written Condolences and phone calls may be directed to her closest and dearest friend, Virginia Serowski-Taylor, home: 308-879-4233 or cell: 216-671-3934, P.O. Box 37, Venango, NE 69168.
Written Condolences may also be directed to her son, Randy Bennett, 415 North 44th Street, Apt. 1224, Lincoln, NE 68503.
No services are planned for Karon; it was her wish to be cremated and mixed with Bob's ashes to be entrusted to their son, Randy.
Remember, after rain there's always sunshine.