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Lillian D. Bennett - Lori Kay Lopez - Thomas Stephenson - Helen Mitchell - James Franklin Osborne

Lillian D. Bennett, 80, of Kingman died Monday, March 6, 2006, at Kingman Regional Medical Center. She was born July 11, 1925, in Monterey, Calif. She came to Kingman six years ago from Monterey.

Lillian was a homemaker who loved music, dancing, sewing and knitting. She was married for 58 years to her husband, Robert Bennett, who survives her. She is also survived by their three children: daughter, Jacquelyn Shannon of Redding, Calif.; son, Franklin Loughran of Kooskia, Idaho; and daughter, Tammy Themel of Colorado Springs, Colo.; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Dorothy Hannon of Monterey; and her brother, William Marquardt of San Jose, Calif.

Lillian is preceded in death by her parents, Fred Silva, born Feb. 22, 1890; her mother, Rose Adeline Silva (nee Bento), born Feb. 28, 1895; brothers, Joseph Francis Silva, Robert Theodore Silva, and Richard Dean Silva; son Robert Lee Bennett Jr.; and niece Dorothy Dee Silva.

No visitation or services are planned. Burial will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, Kingman.

Lori Kay Lopez, 44, of Kingman died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix. She was born Oct. 12, 1961, in Ely, Nev. She moved to Kingman 43 years ago from Ely.

Lori worked for Denny’s for 18-1/2 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work, graduating in September 2004. She volunteered time at W.A.C.O.G. then worked full time for three years.

She is survived by her daughter, Christa Marnne of Kingman; her twin sister, Lynn (Kelly) Kite; her sister, Teresa (Gary) Bledsoe; brothers, Joe Rucker, William Rucker and Tony Rucker; three sons, Ronald, Joseph and Patrick; her mother, Betty Rucker; her father, Roy Maston; and her ex-husband, John Lopez.

She was a wonderful parent, a kind and giving person who loved everyone.

Family was very important to her and she loved her job and all the friends she made at Western Arizona Council of Governments. She will be loved and missed by so many and her spirit will live forever in our hearts.

Services are planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave., Kingman.

Thomas Christopher “T.C.” Stephenson, 22, passed away on Feb. 21, 2006, in Melbourne, Fla. He was in a skateboarding accident.

Christopher, as his mother always called him, was born Nov. 6, 1983, in Ventura, Calif., on her 19th birthday. His family moved to Kingman where he first attended Hackberry Elementary School, then La Senita, Kingman Junior High School, and graduated from Kingman High School in 2002.

T.C. started his career here in Kingman with West Coast Netting. He moved to Florida and continued with West Coast’s office in Cocoa Beach. He made many good friends and met his wonderful girlfriend, Michelle. He was fortunate to travel a lot and see many interesting places.

T.C. is survived by his parents, Lee and Sherry Michel; his two brothers, Andrew and Sam of Kingman; his girlfriend, Michelle Shock and her parents Greg and Pat of Rockledge, Fla.; his beloved Doberman, Athena; his grandparents, Bob and Mary Ann Newsted, and his great-grandmother, Anne Cheney of Henderson/Las Vegas, Nev.; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends here and in Florida, including the nurses who bonded with him at Holmes Regional Medical Center SICU. Even though they never got to talk to him, they got to know him through his friends and family, and knew he was a wonderful person.

T.C. was a special person and he chose to share the gift of life as he was an organ donor. Several families got that phone call that brings tears of joy. They tell us at least sixty people will be helped because of his wonderful gift.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, at Desert Church of Christ located at 2345 Gordon in Kingman, Pastor Ken Davidson officiating.

Helen Mitchell, 88, of Golden Valley passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. She passed peacefully to her Heavenly Father and was reunited with her husband of 70 years, George; daughters, Sandra and Dorothy; her sister, Dorothy; and mother, Dorothy. She is deeply loved by her family and friends and will be missed by many.

Helen loved her family so much. She enjoyed camping, boating and fishing with her husband, as well as traveling to visit family. She also had a passion for crafts of all kinds – crocheting, knitting, ceramics, painting, needlepoint and sewing. She loved their animals dearly over the years.

Helen is survived by two sisters, Anna Jobson and Marge Still; five grandchildren and their spouses; six great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law. Helen will be deeply missed but forever in our hearts.

A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. This will take place at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 610 Eastern St., Kingman. Arrangements are being coordinated by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home of Kingman.

James Franklin Osborne, born March 7, 1940, in Cawood, Ky., passed Oct. 13, 2005. He was retired from Southwire and was a 16-year resident of Kingman.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Homer and Daisy (Nolan) Osborne; his brothers, Elmer, Adrion, Douglas, William and Charles; and sister, Louella. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara; his children, LaDon, Brian, Mark, Amanda, Frank, James and Kathy; brothers, Henry and Homer; and sister, Opal; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all.

Sutton Memorial Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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