Vanetta Lynn Bennett 1946-2017


Vanetta Lynn Bennett, 70, of Cottage Grove died July 20, 2017 from complications from COPD.

She was born Dec. 15, 1946 in Concord, Calif. to Quenten and Pauline (Rainbolt) Whitford.

In 1965, Vanetta graduated from Ygnacio Valley High in Concord, Calif. 

She worked as a CNA caregiver and also as a bartender at the Grove Tavern.

She enjoyed gardening, beach combing, painting and playing Bingo.

Survivors include her two children, Jay Plowright Jr. of Cottage Grove and Janelle Plowright of Eugene, twin brothers, Don Whitford of Vallejo, Calif. and Ron Whitford of Acampo, Calif., two sisters, Susan Goehner of Jamestown, N.D. and Arletta Fink of Norman, Okla., six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren with one due in November. 

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Bradford Plowright, on Aug. 1, 1996.

As per her request, no services will be held and the family will spread her ashes at the Oregon Coast.

Arrangements under the care of Alpha Cremation Service, Eugene.

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