Aileen Ridings Bennett passed away Tuesday night, Dec. 11, 2012, at her home in Oak Ridge, her loving children and grandchildren by her side.
She was born Aug. 16, 1933 in Loudon, daughter of Frank Wells and Essie Maude Pope Ridings. She and our father, Duane W. Bennett, were married July 7, 1955. He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her son Matthew W. Bennett on Jan. 15, 2009.
Aileen was a member of First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge and dearly loved each of her Yahweh Sisters. She was an accomplished author, loving mother, wife, aunt, and loyal friend.