Clara Mae Bennett Kaus  Jan 2, 1940 - Oct 2, 2011


       Clara M. Bennett Kaus, age 71, of Waterford, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at UPMC Hamot.
She was born January 2, 1940 in Erie, daughter of the late Ira and Mary  Platner Bennett .
She had resided in the Erie area her entire life.
Clara was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed spending time outdoors caring for her land and property in Waterford.
She had previously cared for and boarded horses; an interest of which was passed on to her granddaughter, Kristen who is an avid equestrian.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles  F. Kaus; one daughter, Cathy Snyder; one son, Christopher Kaus; a son-in-law, Russ Snyder; one grandson, Bruce Kaus; sister, Joyce Barnett; brothers, Clifton, Neil and Larry Bennett and uncle Anthony Platner.

Survivors include one son, Tony Kaus (Angela) of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Connie Kaus of Waterford;
three brothers, Ira, John and Steve Bennett all of Erie; four grandchildren; Keith, Russell, Kristen and Bryce Kaus;
several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements by Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc.,
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Northwestern Kidney Foundation, 2501 West 12th St., Suite 632, Erie, PA 16505.
 

Clara received beautiful Roses which is her favorite flower. Family and friends gathered to say goodbye.

   

   
From Good Friend Mary

   

From Best Friend Beverly

   

Photos of Clara and family by Denise

   

From daughter Connie

   
Afterwards they gathered at McGarrey's Oakwood Family Restaurant and shared memories of Clara.
 
10/3/11
I received a phone call from my neighbor Steve, telling me that his sister Clara passed away yesterday.
She and her family were a big part of my childhood.
As her son, daughter and brothers prepare to say their goodbyes I prepare a place for her here at Life Ever After.
Clara, say hello to my parents for me.
Margaret
 
 
Photos or memories can be shared by sending an  Email     

Memories

 

 

January 2, 2015
Clara,

 

 

December 2014

 

October 2, 2014

On the third anniversary of you leaving this Earth, we remember you.  Lots of Love Clara
Keep the door open for us

Margaret

 

May 11, 2014

 

 

Feb 14, 2014

 

 

Clara

we are celebrating this day with you and thank you for watching out for us. See you when our time comes.

From facebook
Denise Bennett Golab Happy Birthday Aunt Clara-- God bless-- miss u..

 

Jan 1.2014

from your family.

 

 

 

October 2, 2013
Just two years have passed. It seems like so much longer.

I know your family misses you and remembers this day.

 
 

May 12, 2013

 

 
Wishing you a

from all of us.
 

October 2, 2012


Its been ONE YEAR since you left us. We think of you often and hope you are without pain. Your son took Connie to live with him.
Your brother Ira keeps us informed on family news.  Say hi to my parents and your mom from me.

Margaret

July 1st found this picture posted on facebook by Angela Lloyd.
Wow, Clara nice school picture.

 

May 13, 2012
Happy Mother's Day

 

 
April 8, 2012
Happy Easter

 

Stopping by to wish a

Remember our loved ones this year.

 

October 06, 2011
Dear Cousins, I am very sorry for your loss. Your Mom and Dad were very special.
Your mom even took the time to send me some memorabilia that your Grandma, my Aunt Mary kept all these years
which my mom, your Great Aunt Florence and she shared during the world war II years.
My love and prayers go out to you and I hope sometime we can get together.
If you would like to. My E-Mail address is jmodonnell@marathonpetroleum.com
With sincere sympathy I am your cousin
John O'Donnell & Wife Peggy
Parma Hts., Cleve., Ohio
 

 
October 05, 2011
IRA AND BEV,
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR SISTER. I WISH I WOULD HAVE MET HER. I KNOW YOU AND BEV SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH HER AND CONNIE. TREASURE YOUR MEMORIES YOU ALL SHARED.
TAKE CARE AND I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS.
BARB HARVEY
HARBORCREEK, Pennsylvania

October 05, 2011

IRA,
MAY I EXTEND MY SYMPATHY FOR LOSS OF YOUR SISTER.
CARL COSIMO RIZZO
ERIE, Pennsylvania

Oct. 4, 2011
Carla and Shelia,
Sorry to hear about your aunt.
Carol Nye,
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

October 04, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Clara was such a kind person.
The world will miss her kindness.
Roberta Bebko
Orlando, Florida

 October 04, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
We will miss Clara deeply. We got to know her and Connie these last 4 years as a neighbor.
God Bless and we will keep in touch with Connie with updated pictures of the animals.
Marcia and Travis
Waterford, Pennsylvania
 

10/4/11
JOHN....So sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Clara. We had such great times together during our school years.
I fondly and laughingly remember how she met her hubby Chuck.
We randomly picked a name from the phone book and called it, it wasn't chuck but his good friend Bob Mazzone. Bob, Chuck and another guy Joe Vendetti were best friend and all at Bob's when we called.
We played this ...game on the phone with them for sometime before telling them who we were and meeting them in person. nowadays you would get in so much trouble for that kind of action.
But ours turned out just fine, your sister Joyce dated Bob for a while and Clara and Chuck got married...
Again John sorry for your loss please pass my condolences along to Steve and Ira..
Shirley Walmer

October 04, 2011
 
As a neighbor and a friend, I will miss her greatly! I enjoyed meeting her family and had fun with Connie.
Take care and God bless her and you all.
Bon Himrod

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