Lucille R. “Lucy” Bennett

Jan, 9, 1947 – Jan. 15, 2022


Lucille Rose “Lucy” Bennett was born Jan, 9, 1947, in David City, to Fredrick Gabriel and Eleanor Mary (Augusta) Masek and received her wings on Jan. 15, 2022, surrounded by family at her home near Seward, at the age of 75 years and 6 days.

Lucy grew up in the Ulysses area, where she attended school through eighth grade. She then attended David City Aquinas, where she graduated with the Class of 1966. On Oct. 28, 1967, Lucy was united in marriage to Richard Lee Bennett at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. To this union, they were blessed with five children. Lucy worked at Lincoln T&T as a telephone operator and at Protective Fire and Casualty as an insurance clerk until 1971. Lucy was a loving housewife and mother. She later worked at the Seward County Independent where she developed film and printed photos. In 1981, she and Richard became the owners and operators of The Bakery in Seward until they retired in 2012. Lucy was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; sister, Margaret Masek; grandparents; father-in-law, Robert Bennett; brothers-in-law, Larry Eckert and Lynn Fellows.

Survivors cherishing Lucy’s memory include her children, Stephannie and husband, Chris Schmitt, Appleton, Wisconsin, Christopher and wife, Heather Bennett, Omaha, Thomas and wife, Jeanette Bennett, Seward, Jason and wife, Kami Bennett, Lincoln, and Kierra Bennett, Seward; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; seven siblings, Barb and husband, Dan Liska, Seward, Hank and wife, Barb Masek, Tucson, Arizona, Mary and husband, Ralph Bothe, Reno, Nevada, Janet Eckert, Lincoln, Janice Fellows, Lincoln, Ramona Hyde and husband, Mick Nuekirch, Lincoln, Gwen Wasser, Seward; mother-in-law, Dorothy Bennett, Seward.

Mass of Christian Burial wa Jan. 19 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Seward with interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Ulysses. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Bennett family for future designations. Condolences may be left for the family online at