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“You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the many wonderful memories help you as you heal. ”
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“We are with you in your sorrow. Sending love and prayers. ”
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“Sorry for your loss Amanda!! We are thinking of you and family! Love you Jackie and Victor Cole ”
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Christine "Mae" (Rardon) Bennett, 73, of Lafayette, passed away at 11:27 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Born October 10, 1939 in Cando, North Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Almond and Christine (Lavender) Rardon, Sr. She attended Lafayette Jefferson High School. As a teen, Mae worked at the Sweet Shop at Purdue from 1958 to 1964.

She married John E. Bennett on May 16, 1964 in Lafayette and he survives. Mae worked in the dish room at the Purdue Union from 1982 until she retired in 1999.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Robin Bennett-Virtue of Rossville and Regina Bennett of Lafayette; two sisters, Nancy Gaines of Lafayette and Alice Bowman of West Lafayette; four brothers, Almond Rardon, Jr., Lester Rardon, and Charlie Rardon (wife, Lucy) all of Lafayette and Mike Rardon (wife, Kimberly) of West Lafayette; and a former son-in-law, David Virtue of Rossville. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Brian Virtue, Courtney Virtue, Amanda Bennett, and Emily Virtue-Gamblin, and one great-grandchild, Landen Fulton.

Memorial visitation one hour prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service Monday at Hippensteel Funeral Home, with Pastor Terry Chase officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Feed The Children. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com