Bennie Paulette Towles, 68, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Feb.14, 1949, in Terre Haute, to William Andrew and Marjorie Jane (Acuff) Towles.
Bennie is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Cooper of Indianapolis; four brothers, Robert Towles of South Bend, Virgil Towles, Mike Towles, and David Towles, all of Terre Haute; three sisters, Clara Clemons and husband Lyndell, Marjorie Doyle and husband Leroy, and Janet McCullough and husband Steve, all of Milwaukee; an aunt, Sophia Tompkins of Terre Haute; a special friend, Beverly Cooper of Terre Haute; her favorite cousin, Tommy Tompkins of Terre Haute; two grandsons, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Judy and Sandra Towles; and brothers, Johnny, Jerry DeWayne, and Willard "Carlos" Towles.
Bennie graduated from Wiley High School in 1967. She was feisty, had a good sense of humor, and loved to cook. Bennie was also a loving and caring sister.
A memorial service will be noon Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Mattox Wood Funeral Home, with visitation taking place an hour before the service. Bennie will be laid to rest with family in Grandview Cemetery on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at
Published on June 6, 2017