Damon Lingle Bennett, Sr.

Cece's Father (1920 - 1965)
Damon Lingle Bennett
Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, near Hardinsburg, IN

(Census 1920)
(Census 1930)
(Census 1940)
(Family Search)
(Find a Grave)

Damon L. Bennett MyTrees

New Albany City Directory - 1949
1943 New Albany, Indiana, City Directory
Bennett Damon L b 1821 Conservative

Question: Origin of Lingle? There were several Lingle families in Paoli in the early 1900s. One, Samuel L. Lingle, was a physician. Was the name Lingle used to honor him?

DAMON BENNETT15 Mar 1920Jun 196545(not specified)(not specified)Indiana316-01-513

Kentucky Death Records
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Military Information

Marriage Information

Transcribed from handwritten document seen at Bennett family reunion, June, 2012.

Evelyn Marcella Fields

Married: Jun 1939

According to 1940 Federal Census Records, for Paoli Township, Orange County, Indiana (enumerated in district 59-13 on April 27, 1940 on sheet 61B, lines 67 & 68), Damon Bennett and Evelyn Bennett are listed: Damon, age 20, Evelyn, age 23. She lived in Knox County, KY, on April 1, 1935, he in Orange County, Indiana. His occupation was listed as a laborer in a basket factory. Her census line was marked for supplemental question, and her age at first marriage was 22 and she was listed as a "housekeeper" at home.

This would put her birth around 1917, or late 1916. Their marriage in 1939.

Her son, David Lee Coleman, was born to her and her second husband, Alva Franklin Coleman.

David Lee Coleman MURPHYSBORO — David Lee Coleman, 71, passed away at 4:38 p.m. Saturday, June, 16, 2018, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. David was born March 17, 1947, in Lawrenceville, to Alva Franklin Coleman and Evelyn Marcella (Fields) Coleman. Survivors include his wife, Linda Coleman of Murphysboro; two children, Nelda Ann (Davy) Love of Belvidere, and Adam Lee Coleman of Herrin; ve grandchildren, Natalie Lin Coleman, Noah Ryan Coleman, Ruthie Mae Love, Andrew Joseph “A. J.” Love and Benjamin Cole “Bennie” Love; and one brother-in-law, Ed (Rose) Baumann of Murphysboro. He was preceded in death by one son, Deon Ray Coleman; two sisters; one brother; his parents; and his father and mother-in-law, Ray and Wanda Atnip. Private graveside services were in Blairsville Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family, visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.

Her name at death was Evelyn Conner. Her sister's obituary

Lois Jean Fields Jordan Shafer age 95 of Douglasville, GA passed from this life to the next on Feb. 22, 2021 in Roswell, GA.

Jean was born in Indianapolis, IN on the Fourth of July, 1925 to Rosalie (Johnson) and Clifford Fields.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands William Jordan and Donald Shafer and son, John Jordan.

She will be missed by her daughter, Melanee (George) Bach, two sons, Ronnie Jordan and Greg Jordan, brother, Howard Fields, 8 grandchildren, Michelle (Jamie) Ellis, Melissa (Anthony) Goldman, Megan (Eric) Bell, Billy (Kathy) Jordan, Brittany (Sam) Young, Nick Jordan, Cliff (Faith) Jordan, and Scott (Rena) Jordan, and 12 great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service was held on March 1,2021 at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel, IL.

Online condolences, encouragement and fond memories may be left for the family at www.meridithfuneralhome.com

Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home of Albion is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Family Trees

Ancestors and descendants of Evelyn Fields

Wheal line

King Line

Other Bennett Line

Unconfirmed, but present in some trees


Dale Edward Strockbine

Dale E. Strockbine, 76, of Mount Carmel, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 02, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on December 2, 1937 in Marion County, IN, the son of Ira Irl and Nola (Johnson) Strockbine.

He married Barbara E. Biehl on August 4, 1958, and she preceded him in death on Saturday, February 2, 2013 after fifty four years of marriage.

Dale was a member of the Lancaster Church of Christ and he worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for sixteen years. He will be sadly missed by his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Kim Anderson of Lancaster, IL, Stacey Abell of Allendale, IL, Todd (Michelle) Strockbine of Lancaster, IL, Chris Strockbine of Albion, IL, and Brandy (Mike) Linson of Allendale, IL; one brother, Bill Strockbine; sisters, Pat Mills, Ann Smith, Carolyn Blair, Marilyn Donavan and Dorothy Maden; nine grandchildren, Ashley Rooney, Valerie (Bradley) Padgett, Charlie (Meghan) Abell, Mike Abell, Elly, Nicole, and Rachel Strockbine, Brooke Morris and Chase Linson; four great grandchildren, Ava and Clara Abell, Wyatt and Quinn Rooney.

Preceding him in death were his wife and parents.

Per Dale's wishes he will be cremated. There will be no visitation or service.

Dorothy Strockbine Maden

Oct. 16, 1947 ~ June 11, 2014

Dorothy (Dottie) Maden 66, went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2014. She was born October 16, 1947 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Irl and Nola Strockbine who both Have proceeded her in death. She was the youngest of seven children with four Sisters and two Brothers.

She was also proceeded in death by a brother, Dale Strockbine, Sister-in-law Barbara Strockbine and a brother-in law, Dewey Smith. Survivors include a Son, Jayson Coomer and three Grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Mills, Carolyn Blair, and Marilyn Donovan, all of Illinois, and Ann Smith of Missouri; a brother, Bill Strockbine, also of Illinois.

She moved to Utah in early 1988 and soon married Wayne Maden and was married for 14 years, but still remained very good friends. She battled cancer the past year or more and finally lost, but she did battle to the very end. She spent most all of her life working in various nursing facilities and was well known for making people feel better and bringing smiles and happiness to them.

A celebration of life was held Thursday, June 19 at the Little Cottonwood Rehab and Nursing Center. She will be missed by many.

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Jun. 22, 2014.

William Richard Strockbine

William Richard "Bill" Strockbine, age 87, of Washington, passed away at 2:00 AM on Saturday, February 28, 2014, at his residence. Bill was born on April 13, 1927 in Indianapolis the oldest of seven children of Earl L. and Nola (Johnson) Strockbine. He spent most of his childhood in southern Illinois. Bill served in the US Army from 1945 to 1947 where he spent most of his time in Germany. His main duty was to accompany the displaced Jewish captives back to their homeland of Poland by train. After serving his country, bill worked for General Motors in Indianapolis for 30 years. Bill was also an accomplished organist who enjoyed playing for Mt Gilead United Methodist Church which he was a member. Many years ago he was invited to serve as guest organist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis. He was a 50+ year member of the Masonic Lodge of Indianapolis. Bill moved to Washington area in 2004 to live near his step-daughter, Betty Andis, daughter of is deceased wife Dorothy Strockbine. He married Nancy (Hughey) Taylor on April 8, 2006 and she survives. Also surviving are Nancy''s daughters; Rae Ann (Jim) Brown, sandy (Randy) Burris, and Linda S. (Gene) Bresh all of Washington, and Nancy (Rob) Case of Loogootee, 9 step grandchildren; 14 Step great grandchildren and 2 step great great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Patricia Mills of Arizona, Shirley Ann Smith of Missouri, Carolyn Blair and Marilyn Donovan both of Illinois. Also preceding Bill in death are his parents, a brother, Dale Bud'' Strockbine, and a sister, Dottie Maden. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary with Clarence Miller officiating. Burial will follow in New Veale Creek Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Washington American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 pm on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com

Patricia Strockbine Mills

Funeral arrangements for 95-year-old Patricia Mills have been scheduled for Tuesday, August 8, 2023. A Visitation will be held from 3:00 ~ 4:00 p.m. at Antioch Church 5201 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, Kansas 66202. The Memorial Service celebrating Patricia’s life will commence at 4:00 p.m. with Kevin Seaton officiating. Flowers can be delivered to the church next Tuesday morning by noon, or donations made to the Stroke Recovery Foundation on her behalf. Memories of Patricia and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com

Patricia Mills (Mamaw Pat), age 95, went to be with Jesus on Monday, July 31st, 2023. She was born April 14th, 1928 in Indianapolis, IN to Ira and Nola Strockbine. She was known by several names; Patricia, Pat, Momma, and Mamaw. Each name she carried signified who she was to all of us. She was a true friend, a legendary grandmother and great grandmother, and a heroic mom. In the ninety-five years that she walked this earth, Mamaw experienced great love and joy and also unimaginable loss and hardship. She was the strongest woman perhaps this world has ever known. Through it all, Mamaw Pat loved the Lord. In her last days on this earth she spoke about meeting Jesus. She was ready. She had run her race; and she ran it well! We will miss the way she made us laugh without really even trying, and we will miss her profound words of wisdom and her prayers. We will forever miss her bright blue eyes, her tender hugs and her warm apple pies. Mamaw dedicated her life to loving her family, and her love will live in our hearts until we are reunited once again in Heaven.

Mamaw Pat is preceded in death by her husbands (Wayne Warnholz, Charles Jenkins, Al Freeman, and Cletus Mills), her parents (Ira and Nola Strockbine), her siblings (Bill, Bud, Dottie, and Carolyn), her children (John Warnholz, Debbie Bretzinger, and Sandy Warnholz), her step children (Ronnie and Kelly Jenkins) and her grandchildren (Shannon Bretzinger and Tiffani Warnholz).

Mamaw Pat is survived by Sharon and Matthew Perry (daughter and son-in-law) and David Bretzinger (son-in-law), Charles Jenkins, Cindy Jenkins, and Susie Brooks (step children), grandchildren and spouses (Tori and Hunter Martinez, Moriah and Steven Schowengerdt, Josiah and Sara Perry, Amy and Jim Duncan, David Wayne and Dianne Bretzinger, Brandin and Cassie Bretzinger, and Shawn Bretzinger). Her eleven great grandchildren are Cameron Bretzinger; Andrew, Chloe and Sophie Duncan; Eila, Blythe, Luella, and Florence Showengerdt; Ezra Martinez; Braxton Perry; and Alivia Bretzinger. She has two surviving siblings (Ann Smith and Marilyn Donovan).

Deborah L Warnholz Betzinger

May 25, 1952 - October 23, 2022

Newburgh, IN – Deborah Lynn (Warnholz) Bretzinger, 70, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Woodmont Health Campus in Boonville, Indiana. She was born on May 25, 1952 in Evansville, Indiana to Wayne Warnholz and Patricia (Strockbine) Mills.

Deborah was an amazing cook and a wonderful craft-maker. She enjoyed crocheting as well as gardening, always excited to gather her fresh tomatoes for canning.

She is survived by her husband, David Bretzinger; her children, David W. Bretzinger (Diane), Amy Duncan (Jim), Brandon Bretzinger (Cassie) and Shaun Bretzinger; her grandchildren, Cameron Bretzinger, Chloe Duncan, Sophie Duncan and Alivia Bretzinger; her mother, Patricia Mills; her sister, Sharon Perry (Matthew) as well as her step-siblings, Edward Jenkins, Cindy Jenkins and Susan Brooks.

Deborah is preceded in death by her daughter, Shannon Bretzinger; her father, Wayne Warnholz; her brother, John Warnholz, her sister, Sandra Warnholz and her niece, Tiffani Warnholz.

A gathering will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at her daughter, Amy’s house. All friends and family are welcome to visit and share their memories.

The family would like to give special thanks to Encompass Rehab of Newburgh as well as St. Croix Hospice.

Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.

Donald, LaRue and Joel Shelton, Ca. 1976-1977

Alice LaRue Bennett Shelton Brown

Born June 9, 1940
Died: June 23, 2016, age 76
LaRue Shelton-Brown

CARTERVILLE — LaRue Shelton-Brown, 76, of Paoli, Indiana, formerly of Carterville, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Paoli Health and Living Center.

A brief service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be in Shelton Cemetery in Opdyke. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Shelton Cemetery or to the LaRue Shelton Bowling Scholarship Fund.

Full obituary
LaRue Shelton-Brown
LaRue Shelton-Brown

Jun 29, 2016

CARTERVILLE -- LaRue Shelton-Brown, 76, of Paoli, Indiana, formerly of Carterville, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Paoli Health and Living Center.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., with a brief service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. Private graveside services will be held at Shelton Cemetery in Opdyke.

The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Shelton Cemetery or to the LaRue Shelton Bowling Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

LaRue was born June 9, 1940, in Paoli, Indiana, to Damon Lingle and Evelyn M. (Fields) Bennett. She married Donald G. Shelton on March 13, 1971, in Carbondale. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1996. She later married Michael Brown on May 13, 2006. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2015.

She is survived by her loving sons and daughter-in-law, Joel M. and Cathy Shelton of Carterville and AJ Shelton of Paoli, Indiana; the lights of her life, her grandchildren, Joelle and Cole Shelton; sister, Phyllis Barker of Paoli, Indiana; brother, David Coleman of Murphysboro; and several nieces and nephews.

LaRue was preceded in death by her parents and husbands.

LaRue worked for SI Bowl and was an avid bowler. She had belonged to a Junior Women’s League in her youth which allowed her to travel all over the country.

She had a great talent of crocheting and made many items for her family.

To view this obituary and sign the guest register, please visit

  • http://www.rigginpillatschburkefh.com
  • She may be in this yearbook photo from Mt Carmel High School, Class of 1955. However, access requires payment.

    Sisters Phyllis, LaRue and Cece meeting for the first time in October 2012, Paoli, IN


    Phyllis Bennett Rodgers Barker

    Born June 11, 1941
    Died August 15, 2017
    Phyllis L. Barker, 76 of Paoli, Indiana passed away at her home Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Born June 15, 1941, she was the daughter of Damon Lingle and Evelyn (Fields) Bennett of Paoli. She had attended school in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and graduated in the class of 1959. Proceeding her in death was her son Brett Rogers of Louisville, Kentucky and her daughter Pebble Wilson of Bakersfield, California. She leaves behind a daughter Ramona Barker of French Lick, Eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life scheduled at a later time.

    Married Jack Rodgers, died November 18, 1998

    MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) _ Jack Rodgers, veteran publisher of the Daily Republican Register, died Wednesday after collapsing at the newspaper office. He was 60.

    The cause of death was not immediately released.

    During his 43 years at the newspaper, Rodgers climbed the ranks from newsboy to publisher.

    He began his career at the newspaper in 1955. He served as the newspaper's Linotype operator and shop foreman before his appointment as publisher in 1979.

    Rodgers is survived by his wife, Linda, a 9-year-old daughter, Sarah, and three grown children, Brett, Pebbles and Teri.

    Married John P. Barker, Jr. May 16, 1983, Divorced October, 2012.

    According to Newspapers.com reference (Daily Republican-Register) Peble married someone with last name of Hayden in 1978.

    Madonna Gloria Wert

    Married: 11 Mar 1946

    See Madonna Gloria Wert Bennett

    Faye/Elizabeth Pittman

    An "Elizabeth Bennett" was listed on Damon's death certificate as his wife.

    Elizabeth Faye Tate Pittman Bennett

    According to this resource, Descendants of Nicholas Vieillar, she was previously married to Kenneth Raymond Pittman. According to earlier research by Cece's sister, LaRue Fisher, she had two sons, Danny A. Pittman, b. 13 Dec 1955, and Douglas R. Pittman, b. 3 Sep 1957.

    Interestingly, although Damon and Elizabeth weren't directly related, it seems that he and her former husband's sons (it's not clear if they were her sons) may have been.

    Comparing Cece's line and the (step?) sons of Elizabeth Faye Tate Pittman Bennett, we have:

    Danny A. & Douglas R. Pittman -> Kenneth Raymond Pittman (1)-> Albert H. Pittman (2)-> Daniel R. Pittman (3)-> Harrison Pittman (4)-> George Pittman (5)-> James Pittman and Rachel McGrew

    Cecelia Bennett Linder -> Damon Bennett (1)-> Samuel Bennett (2)-> William H. Bennett (3)-> Harrison Bennett (4)-> William M. & Rebecca Pittman Bennett (5)-> James Pittman and Rachel McGrew

    So, if the above relationships are accurate, Cece and Danny A. & Douglas R. Pittman are 5th cousins.

    CENSUS YEAR: 1930    STATE: IN    COUNTY: Orange    TOWNSHIP: Orleans    MICROFILM#: T626-621    SUPV/DISTR: 13    ENUM/DISTR: 59-11    ENUMERATOR: Charles A. Fancher   ENUM/DATE-RANGE: April 2nd - May 2nd, 1930    CENSUS-DAY: April 1, 1930
                                  STR                                                  HOME $VALUE RADIO                        S-M  AGE   ATTD CAN   BIRTH    FATHER   MOTHER  MOTHER  YEAR      SPEAK                                     CLASS  AT-WORK LN#-or       WHAT FARM
                 (1)              (2) (3) (4) (5)          (5)           (6)           (7)  (8)    (9)   (10) (11) (12) (13)    (14) (15)  (16) (17)  (18)     (19)     (20)    (21)    (22) (23) (24)  (25)            (26)                (27)   (28)    (29)    (30) (31) (32)
    124A 8   6A  Neighborhood Rd  .   135 136 Pittman      Albert H.     Head          R    12     .     Yes  M    W    37      M    24    No   Yes   IN       IN       IN      .       .    .    Yes   Laborer         Farm                W      Yes     .       Yes  WW   .    .
    124A 9   6A  Neighborhood Rd  .   135 136 Pittman      Minnie        Wife          .    .      .     .    F    W    30      M    17    No   Yes   IN       IN       IN      .       .    .    Yes   None            .                   .      .       .       .    .    .    nee Busick, marr index lists her as Opal.
    124A 10  6A  Neighborhood Rd  .   135 136 Pittman      Kenneth R.    Son           .    .      .     .    M    W    9       S    .     No   .     IN       IN       IN      .       .    .    .     None            .                   .      .       .       .    .    .    .
    124A 11  6A  Neighborhood Rd  .   135 136 Pittman      Virginia M.   Dau           .    .      .     .    F    W    6       S    .     No   .     IN       IN       IN      .       .    .    .     None            .                   .      .       .       .    .    .    .
    124A 12  6A  Neighborhood Rd  .   135 136 Pittman      Russell L.    Son           .    .      .     .    M    W    3-6/12  S    .     No   .     IN       IN       IN      .       .    .    .     None            .                   .      .       .       .    .    .    .
    124A 13  6A  Neighborhood Rd  .   135 136 Pittman      Rubie P.      Dau           .    .      .     .    F    W    1-1/12  S    .     No   .     IN       IN       IN      .       .    .    .     None            .                   .      .       .       .    .    .    .

    ======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================== CENSUS YEAR: 1910 STATE: Indiana COUNTY: Orange TOWNSHIP: Southeast MICROFILM#: T624-373 SUPV/DISTR: 3 ENUM/DISTR: 121 ENUMERATOR: Luizia V. Holaday ENUM/DATE-RANGE: April 15 thru May 4, 1910 CENSUS-DAY: April 15, 1910 ======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================== AGE S-M #YRS # #CHILD BIRTH FATHER MOTHER YEAR NATUR- SPEAK TRADE OR GENERAL EMPL OUT OF #WEEKS CAN CAN ATTD OWN FREE FARM #FARM SURV DEAF TRANSCRIBER'S PG# LN# ED# SH# DW# FM# LAST NAME FIRST NAME RELATION SEX RACE LAST W-D MAR CHILD LIVING PLACE BIRTHPL BIRTHPL IMMI ALIZED ENG? PROFESSION INDUSTRY ACCT WORK UNEMPL READ WRITE SCH RENT MORT HOME SCH WAR BLIND DUMB REMARKS (1) (2) (3) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) ======================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================== 159B 56 121 1B 16 16 Busick Henr;y S. Head M W 43 M1 22 . . IN IN IL . . English Farmer General Farm Emp . . Yes Yes . O M F 16 . . . s/o Wm. Busick & Sarah Riley 159B 57 121 1B 16 16 Busick Alice Wife F W 46 M1 22 6 5 IN IN IN . . English None . . . . Yes Yes . . . . . . . . nee Smith (m. 1889) 159B 58 121 1B 16 16 Busick Clarence Son M W 18 S . . . IN IN IN . . English Laborer Home Farm W . . Yes Yes Yes . . . . . . . . 159B 59 121 1B 16 16 Busick Elsie L. Daughter F W 16 S . . . IN IN IN . . English None . . . . Yes Yes Yes . . . . . . . . 159B 60 121 1B 16 16 Busick Rosco E. Son M W 14 S . . . IN IN IN . . English None . . . . Yes Yes Yes . . . . . . . . 159B 61 121 1B 16 16 Busick Minnie O. Daughter F W 10 S . . . IN IN IN . . English None . . . . Yes Yes Yes . . . . . . . . 159B 62 121 1B 16 16 Busick Stella I. Daughter F W 1-0/12 S . . . IN IN IN . . . None . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .