Sara Bennie, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the age of 88.
Sara was born on October 21, 1930 in Mt. Vernon, Texas to Curtis and Inez Anderson. She was the youngest of four children. She graduated salutatorian at Mt. Vernon High School in 1947. She attended Sam Houston State Teacher’s College and graduated with a degree in education. She married O.H. Bennie on June 22, 1952 in Odessa, Texas.
Sara taught for ECISD for 33 years, which included time at Odessa High School, Bowie Junior High School and Bonham Junior High School. She was a member of the Wesley Couples Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church in Odessa.
Sara is preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband and her siblings, Elaine Wilson, Billie Gantz and Oscar Pat Anderson.
Sara is survived by her daughter, Karen Burroughs and husband, Joe of Odessa, son, Dale Bennie and wife, Liz of Moore, Oklahoma, granddaughter, Lindsey Burroughs of Odessa, grandson, Derek Burroughs and wife, Keri and her great-granddaughter, Saylor Burroughs of Richmond, Texas.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Mabee Center and all of the staff at Manor Park for taking such good care of Sara for the past 7 ½ years.
Graveside services will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with Reverend Donnie Williams officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Clothes Closet FUMC Odessa, 415 N. Lee, Odessa, Texas 79761.
Karen and Family I am so sorry for your loss of a truly great women. Having been down the same path as you with my Mother I know you have feelings of sadness and joy at the same time. We all have those great memories that we can cherish the rest of days. Prayers for you each and everyone. Sam
Sam HowellOdessa, TX
What a sweet and wonderful neighbor we had for so many years! We saw Mrs. Bennie nearly every day walking her dog(s) and were blessed with many visits! My daughters grew up walking and riding their bikes midway down the street to see Mrs. Bennie. She always had a smile and loved to laugh. Ashlyn & Breana will always have fond memories of her. May God bless you and your family. We were surely blessed to have her as our friend and neighbor.
Justin ScottSalado, TX
Karen & Family my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear sweet mother. Earl enjoyed visiting with her when she was in the hospital.
Brenda ShawOdessa, TX
My prayers and love are with you all! May God keep you all tightly in His arms.
Susan BryantOdessa, TX
It was an honor and a pleasure to care for such a beautiful person. We spent a lot of time together in my 3 years at Manor and we ate a lot of chocolate. I will treasure all the stories and laughter she shared with me. My heart and prayers go out to the entire family. All I have to say is “O.A. Bennie....your in trouble”! Happy together again in heaven.
Pat AcostaAndrews, TX., TX
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God rest her soul and may her memory be eternal.
Amelia and Gene LyonsSpring, TX