Elsie Bennett Jaso passed peacefully at the age of 84 on July 19, 2021 at home in Kiowa, Kansas surrounded by her loved ones. Elsie was born February 14, 1937 to Everett and Ethel Bliss Bennett in Comanche County, Kansas at their family home. There she grew up on the family farm with her three younger siblings, Alice, Ernest, and Wes. Growing up Elsie attended the Antioch Methodist Church in Buttermilk, Kansas. Elsie attended Avilla School, a one room school house, until the fifth grade and then began attending school in Coldwater, Kansas. Elsie graduated from Coldwater High School in 1955.
Elsie worked as a waitress for several years in Alva, Oklahoma where she met her husband, George Jaso. Elsie and George were married February 15, 1969 in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Later, Elsie, George and her three children, Don, Darren, and Debbie, moved to Ulysses, Kansas where Elsie was a dedicated Avon Sales Representative for several years. In 2004 Elsie moved back to Kiowa, Kansas where she resided for the last eighteen years. Elsie spent her retired years enjoying time with her great grandchildren and researching, not only her own, but everyone’s genealogy.
Elsie is preceded in death by her son, Donald Mills; mother, Ethel Bliss Bennett; father, Everett Bennett; husband, George Jaso; nephew, James Matthews and nephew, Adam Bennett.
She is survived by her brother, Ernest Bennett and wife, Beverly of Greendale Wisconsin; sister, Alice Matthews of Cheney Kansas; brother, Wes Bennett and wife, Eloysa Bennett of Wellington, Kansas; daughter, Debbie Mitchell (Mike); son, Darren Mills (Connie); grandchildren, Timothy Thomason, Tabatha Mitchell (CJ), Mikka Mitchell (Drew), Dakota Mills (Mariah), Samantha Ditto, Courtney Rodriguez; great grandchildren, Camron and Trilbey Dorsey and many nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Funeral service for Elsie will be Monday, July 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Bible Fellowship. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, Kansas. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa. Viewing will be Monday at the church at 9:30 a.m. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Fellowship or Shriners Hospital for Children through the funeral home.
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