Obituary: Wanda Grace Bennett

Wanda Grace Atkins Bennett, age 87, of Arkadelphia, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 26, 2022. She was born August 24, 1934, in Arkadelphia to Lewell Earl and Bessie Margaret Leath Atkins. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Don Earl Atkins, Howard Wayne Atkins and Mary Frances Atkins Garrett.

Wanda and Billy Bennett were high school sweethearts and married on December 6, 1953. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in 2021.

Wanda was a daughter, wife, mother and wonderful homemaker. She worked various jobs including being a hospital volunteer, fireworks for her church, bookkeeper, and at CADC. She was a member of Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church. Wanda enjoyed playing the piano and had a full-time job raising two boys.

Survivors are her husband, Billy Bennett; sons, Rodney Bennett and wife, Samantha, and Randall Bennett; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many much-loved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

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  1. To the Bennett Family:
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for God to bring you comfort during this time.
    From: The Tharp Family – West Helena, AR