Nicole Ann Reiser Bennett, of Millsboro and formerly of O’Neill, Neb., died Friday, June 15, 2012, a victim of homicide. Born in O’Neill, Sept. 15, 1976, she was the daughter of Stephen and Margaret Ann Schulte Reiser, who survive her.
She was a lovely person admired by the church community in which she was active, a devoted mother and wife who adored her family, and loved being a part of this community. She loved God, and worked as a director of the child care center of Bay Shore Babies, and SPLASH, and was a member of Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro. The children at Bay Shore were special to her. She felt Sussex County was her home, and it reminded her of her native home.
She leaves behind her husband, Kevin Edward Bennett, whom she married in 1998. She also leaves her three young children, Lauren Nicole, Emily Louise and Allie Marie. She is also survived by her in-laws, Bob and Mary Bennett of Millsboro; and a brother, Craig Reiser and his wife Rachel of North Fork, Neb. She was preceded by her sister Emily in 2003. Also surviving are nieces Carlie and Adelinne; and her nephew Ben; her sister-in-law Kelli Bennett Cooper and husband Robert; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. Of special note are a large circle of church friends.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, at Bay Shore Community Church, 36759 Millsboro Highway, Millsboro. Pastor Danny Tice will officiate. She will be flown to Nebraska for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and services entrusted to care of Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill, with interment at O’Neill Cemetery beside her beloved sister.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Nicole Reiser Memorial Fund, c/o WSFS Bank, Millsboro Branch, 26644 Center View Drive, Millsboro, DE 19966.