Age 94 passed away, November 4, 2016, in Lansing. She was born April 21, 1922, in Maybee, Michigan, to the late Carl and Sylvia (Herkimer) Rath.

Virginia was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, Monroe, Michigan, and later attended Eastern Michigan University, graduating with a degree in teaching. She was lifelong member of the Country Club of Lansing. She was a championship Bridge player, had a love for golf, tennis, and spending time for many years at their cottage on Mackinac Island.

Virginia is survived by: children, Stephanie Kemp of Palm Beach, FL, William “Bill” (Debra) Bennetts of Canton, GA, and Christopher Bennetts of Germany; grandchildren, Joshua Bennetts, Zachary (Dawn) Bennetts, Todd Bennetts, Kord Kutchins, Tracy Kemp Hedstrom (Tim), Stephanie Kemp Bluming (Adam), Virginia Kemp Biondi (Dr. Michael); and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Frederic “Fritz” Bennetts; and a son-in-law, Robert Kemp.

There will be no services. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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