Helen Bennett

Helen C. Bennett, 95, of Vincennes, went to her heavenly home on Feb. 12, 2021.

Helen was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Vincennes to the late Joseph Schlomer and Edna (Bowers) Schlomer.

Helen was the caretaker of St. John’s Catholic Church for many years and was also a cook at Sunset Court Senior Center. She was a devoted member of St. John’s Catholic Church and secretary of St. Vincent De Paul Society. She served many people and fed the poor through Loaves and Fishes, United Shut-In’s for Church, and RSVP Senior Citizens. All of these selfless acts awarded her nomination and then recipient of the Simon Brute award.

Helen is survived by children, Teresa McCandless and her husband, Steve, of Haysville, and Jennifer L. Wilson of Vincennes; daughter-in-law, Maxine Kay Bennett of Odon; several siblings and their spouses, Harold Paul and Rosemary Schlomer of Bicknell, Cletus and Gayle Schlomer of Valparaiso, Dorothy Sievers, and Mary Ruth Barmes, both of Vincennes; five grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Charles F. Bennett; a son, John A. Bennett; and siblings, James B. Schlomer, William L. Schlomer, Tom Schlomer, Ralph Schlomer, C.E. Schlomer, Rosina Madison, Cecilia Yochum, and Sister Mary Daniel Schlomer.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Vincennes chapel, with a mass of christian burial following at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St John’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

You may leave online condolences at www.fredrickandson.com.