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Rochelle H. Bennett

Rochelle H. Bennett (nee Smith), 39, of Lorain, died Monday, August 18, 2014 at her home after a short illness. She was born August 6, 1975, in Lorain and had been a lifelong Lorain area resident.

Rochelle graduated from Lorain High School. She treasured her family and friends, enjoyed family activities, attending her sons sporting events, writing and movies. She was an avid collector of angels and dolls.

She is survived by her sons, Jackie Lee Bennett III (Cyrus) stationed at the U.S. Army base at Fort Carson, Colorado and Tyler Preston Bennett of Lorain; companion and soul mate, Jim Farrell of Lorain; stepson, James Farrell of Bellevue; mother, Cathy Miller (Moh Kussem) of Louisville, Kentucky; aunt, Denise Kosakowski of Lorain, who was her "Angel"; and uncle, John Kosakowski of Lorain, who was her go-to person; uncles, Todd Miller (Yesi) and Clint Smith (Debbie), all of Lorain; half brothers, Anthony Belinsky (Yesi) and Uriah Smith, all of Lorain; cousin, Jonathan Kosakowski of Columbus and many other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Randy Smith and beloved maternal grandparent, John "Sonny" Miller and Catherine "Cookie" Miller, who she deeply missed.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 21, 2014, 4 until 8 P.M., at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain. Cremation will follow and her ashes will be interred at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain on Saturday, August 23, at 10 A.M. The Reverend Robert J. Glepko, Pastor of Nativity BVM Catholic Church in Lorain, will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to research Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, c/o American Lung Association National Office, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

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