November 23, 1934 ~ July 21, 2019

Born in: Marion, IN
Resided in: Avon, IN

Onetta A. Bennett, 84, of Indianapolis passed away July 21, 2019. She was born November 23, 1934 in Marion, IN to

Ona E. and Dolly L. Bishop. Following her mother Dolly’s death, when she was an infant, Onetta was raised in Indianapolis by

her Uncle & Aunt, George K and Alma Price Bolen. Onetta graduated from Crispus Attucks Highs School in 1952.

Onetta married Homer E. “June” Sherlock Jr. in 1954, previous to meeting and marrying Professional baseball player and fellow co-worker

at Indiana Dept of Health James T. Bennett on July 26, 1975 whom proceeded her in death in 1991. Homer E. “June” Sherlock also proceeded

Onetta in death in 2017.

Onetta was employed by the State of Indiana, Dept. of Health and Dept. of Environmental Mgmt. until she retired in 1996 after 35 years

of service. Onetta was and active Bowling league Participant, loved swimming, and enjoyed participation in other sports. Onetta was an

accomplished concert pianist. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and actively participated in teaching Religious Education to children

and adults.

Onetta is survived by her daughter Elizabeth “Cissi” A. Sherlock, two grandchildren: Thaddeus “Tad” A. Sherlock and Lia L. Banks and

two Step-children: Michael Bennett and Michelle Bennett of Indianapolis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a. m  Monday, July 29, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church 1404 Mickley Street, Indianapolis, IN.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association.



Mass of Christian Burial: July 29, 2019 11:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church
1401 S. Mickley Ave
Indianapolis, In 46241

Visitation: July 29, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church
1401 S. Mickley Ave
Indianapolis, In 46241

Graveside Service:

Floral Park Cemetery
425 N. Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222

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  1. I remember meeting Onetta at the Affirmative Action Committee at the State Board of Health, and of course the bowling league. I knew Jim as well. Their passing is a true loss and they left their mark on the agencies they served well.

  2. Dear Family of Onetta, MANY, MANY years ago we were neighbors with Onetta and Jim at the Fallwood Apartments on Fall Creek Pkwy in Indy. They were good neighbors and we had a lot of fun at the Pool poking fun at each other.
    Please accept our condolences for your loss. They were a great couple.

  3. John Winters
    I worked with Onetta and her husband Jim at both the State Board of Health and
    IDEM. I thought the world of of them both. I am quite saddened to learn of her

    John Winters

  4. The descendants of the Abraham and Mary Bolen family send our Heartfelt condolences to the Family. We mentioned Onetta and George K. Bolen at our family reunion this pass weekend in Virginia. Not knowing of her passing. We had contacted Onetta in the pass regarding any Bolen History she may have had. Know that we will keep you all lifted in prayer. Sleep peacefully in His Arms, our Cousin!

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