Wayne (Summy) Bennett grew up and attended school in Moss, Oklahoma
where she graduated High School. She was an avid basketball and softball
player winning the State Championship with her school team.
Marilynn is survived by her husband of 44 years, Dale Bennett. As
well as her 4 Children, Wayne & Melanie Justice of Holdenville, OK;
Jaynee & Paul Buss of Plano, TX; Chris Bennett & Family of Flower Mound,
TX; Brent Bennett & Family of Tampa, FL and 7 Grandchildren. She is
preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth (1988) and Pearl Summy (1964).
She was determined to achieve the most out of life and knew early
on that hard work and dedication would help achieve her goals. She built
a career in the multifamily real estate industry where she was loved and
respected by all of her colleagues for her spirit, her work ethic and
talents. She achieved success and ultimately became Executive Vice
President of a national real estate firm. Marilynn always possessed a
unique skill and love for interior design and later spent the remainder
of her career with Freedom Furniture Company where she helped others
design their homes and apartments with beautiful furnishings.
Marilynn traveled and was able to see almost the entire world with
Dale over the years, including living for a short time in Nigeria,
Africa. Family was number one to her and it was important that she be
close and active in the lives of all of her children and especially
grandkids, nephews and nieces.
Not only was she the best Mother and Wife, she was the best MIMI to
her grandchildren. She also was named world’s BEST AUNT by so many of
her nieces and nephews. She loved to buy gifts and spoil each of them
Marilynn had a great sense of humor and possessed impeccable style
and class. She was a loyal and dependable friend to so many and everyone
wanted to be around her because she was always so much fun.
Reading, decorating, cooking and traveling were her favorite
hobbies. Holiday traditions with family were important and what she
looked forward to each year. She’s a breast cancer survivor however the
results of past treatments affected her health most recently resulting
in a shorter life than we all wanted for her. Throughout these most
recent years of poorer health, she never complained and shined in her
most positive spirit that we will always remember her as.
She will be so greatly missed and was loved by all. Let’s cherish
her memory and life, as she would desire, for each of us who knew her
and loved her so much.
A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 19th, at
Hunters Glen Baptist Church 4001 Custer Road Plano, Texas. She was
buried next to her father at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 20th, at
Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville, Oklahoma. The service was in the
Cemetery Chapel under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home,