Alfreda Bennett

BENNETT, Alfreda Teresa Lopez, 76, of Weirton, W.Va., died Sunday January 16, 2011.

Alfreda was born on December 10, 1934 in Weirton, W.Va., the daughter of the late Jose Trujillo Lopez and Lucille Cybulski Lopez. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Joseph Lopez.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Alfreda enjoyed gardening and decorating her home at Christmas, and watching “Bold and the Beautiful” and “Young and the Restless.” Daytona Beach was her favorite vacation spot, where she had a timeshare for several years.

Family meant the world to her. As the backbone and the caregiver, she held her family together with such grace and strength.

Her beloved West Virginia Mountaineers were her other passion in life, so much that she was a football season ticket holder for over 20 years.

Alfreda was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Weirton, and the Mountaineer Athletic Club.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Camden Joe Bennett, whom she married on February 24, 1951; her three sons, Richard (Rachel) Bennett of Weirton, Dr. Robert (Lisa) Bennett of McMechen, W.Va., and Ronald Bennett of Weirton; her daughter, Renee Lynn (Jim) Lemal of Weirton; her five grandchildren, Nicole and Joey Lemal, and Katherine, Jesse and Josh Bennett; her dog, Duke; and her granddogs, Buddy, Angel, Biggie, Rocket and Scout.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, where funeral services will be held at1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Chuck Jerman will preside.

Interment will follow at the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to the WVU Foundation.

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Alfreda Bennett

BENNETT, Alfreda Teresa Lopez, 76, of Weirton, died Sunday.

Arrangements are pending at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton.