Kathryn “Kitty” Salyer Bennett, 78

Published 10:37 am Thursday, January 6, 2022

Kathryn “Kitty” Salyer Bennett, aged 78, went to her heavenly home the morning of January 3rd, 2022. She was born November 29th, 1943, in Mt. Sterling, KY to Edwin and Mary Frances McDonald Salyer. She wed William “Bill” C. Bennett Jr. on December 7th, 1961 and was married for 46 years until his passing in 2008. She was a resident of Chesapeake, Ohio at the time of her passing, but was a longtime resident of Winchester, Kentucky.

In addition to her husband Bill, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Salyer, and a son, Ed Bennett.

Kitty is survived by a son and daughter in law Billy and Kathy Bennett of Winchester, KY; a daughter and son in law, Kari and Jamie Sunderland of Chesapeake, OH; son Paul Bennett of Chesapeake, OH; grandchildren, Eden (Ryan) Wilder of Lexington, KY, Leah and AnnaKayt Sunderland of Chesapeake, OH; one brother and sister in law Jim and Gerry Salyer of Lexington, KY; and one sister, Pat Salyer of Valparaiso, IN; sister in law Ruthie Bosco of Chaplin, KY; dear family friend Sherry Kretzer of Winchester, KY; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones, and dear friends.

Kitty was a member of Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church and a woman of deep Christian faith. She was a talented seamstress, able to sew anything from dresses to quilts. She was a member of the Homemakers in Clark County Kentucky and then in Lawrence County Ohio, as well as a quilting club. In these groups she developed incredible friendships.

She was a loving mother and was dedicated to her family. She was an especially doting Nana to her three granddaughters and was influential in their upbringings. No matter what, Eden, Leah, and AnnaKayt could always count on their Nana for love and support. She gave invaluable advice, unconditional love, and precious memories to her family and friends. Her legacy of peace, finding life’s simple joys, and genuine friendship lives on through the lives Kitty touched.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.