obituary header
Welcome to the memorial page for

Roger Lee Bennett

December 18, 1956 ~ December 23, 2016 (age 60)

Share using:         

Roger Lee Bennett, 60 of Polo, MO passed away Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 18th, 1956 the son of Clarence E. and Mable K. (Hayes) Bennett in Kansas City, MO. Roger's family moved to Polo in the 1960's and he was a 1975 graduate of Polo High School. In his early years Roger worked as a steel worker. He also worked at the elevator south of Polo and was a carpenter. Last year Roger retired from the Missouri Department of Corrections where he had worked for 26 years as a corrections officer in Cameron, MO. Throughout his life he stayed heavily involved with the operation of his family's farm just outside of Polo. On February 22nd, 1983, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Richardson in Plattsburg, MO. Roger was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the "Coffee Drinking Club" at the Red Rooster in Polo. He loved horses, anything to do with guns, and driving around the country roads with Cheryl and a malt from the Panther Drive-In. Roger enjoyed hunting, trapping, and predator calling. Roger was a simple man who did what he was supposed to do; he went to work, took care of things at home, and enjoyed his friends and his family. He loved to take care of his mother, his children and his whole family, whom he loved deeply. Roger will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Roger was preceded in death by his father, a brother Clarence Emerson (Sonny) Bennett and a brother Michael Bennett. Roger leaves to mourn his passing: his mother Mable of Polo, wife Cheryl of the home, son Adam Bennett and wife Lori of Jacksonville, FL, daughter Miranda Rose and husband Ben of Kettering, OH, daughter Katey Bennett of North Kansas City, MO, and daughter Lauren Bennett of Kansas City, MO. One grandson, Grant Emerson Rose of Kettering, OH also survives. Additional survivors include several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Mirabile Ladies Aid or the Caldwell County Foundation-Cancer Assistance Fund in memory of Roger Lee Bennett and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to P.O Box 56 Polo, MO 64671. A visitation will be held Monday, December 26th, 2016 at Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Polo, MO where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Inurnment will occur at a later date at Prairie Ridge Cemetery in Polo, MO. Serving the family and arrangements under the direction of Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Polo. Online guestbook at


Monday, December 26, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
301 E. Elm Street
Polo, Missouri 64671

© 2018 Stith Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS