Mildred Bennett, the daughter of the late Edward and Martha Christian Whitledge was born in Bloomfield on October 1, 1919 and died at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff on March 16, 2003 at the age of 83 years. Mrs. Bennett had spent her life in the Bloomfield Community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and retired as a cook from Bloomfield Public School. She was married to Jewell Bennett, he preceded her in death on April 15, 1978. Three brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Gary Bennett of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Jay Whitledge of Bloomfield; two granddaughters; and one great grandson. Friends may call at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield on Wednesday, March 19 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Ken Powers officiating. Interment will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.