On July 23, 2018, W. Jacqueline “Jackie” Bennett of Morgantown, WV, danced her way into Heaven. She was born November 14, 1950 in Buckhannon, WV to James and Leota Bennett. She is survived by her siblings, Charles “Bill” Williams (Yvonne) of Waynesville, OH, Sue Sayre (Guy) of Buckhannon, Mike Bennett of Cosmopolis, State of Washington, Jim Bennett (Peggy) Carter, WV, Mark Bennett of Morgantown, and David Bennett (Sonya) of Buckhannon and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and sister Brenda. Jackie graduated from Pickens High School with 10 others in her class. She began her education in a one room schoolhouse. Later graduating from Morgantown Career College, she attended West Virginia University and completed work towards a Board of Regents degree. Immediately following her graduation from MCC, she was offered a position at the WVU College of law when it was located downtown. When the school moved up to law school hill, Jackie’s career path took her up on the hill too. She rose to become the Registrar and retired from that position in 2014. There were many members of the WV State Bar who passed through Jackie’s doorway at the law school on their way to becoming lawyers, judges, Supreme Court Justices, government officials and more. To this day, they appreciate her kindnesses and supportive words of encouragement. In 2018, The Jackie Bennett Scholarship Fund was established at the WVU College of Law in her honor. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Christy Morris for her dedication and compassion and a special thank you to lifelong friend Joann Audia. Friends will be received Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5-8 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10 AM Friday, at the funeral home with Chaplain Kim Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Pickens Cemetery in Pickens, WV. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jackie Bennett Scholarship Fund in c/o the WVU College of Law, 101 Law School Dr., Morgantown, WV 26506 or online at https://give.wvu.edu/law#. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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