Louanne Bennett 1958 - 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a member of our team, Louanne Bennett. Louanne served with us during tax season for 12 years while continuing to own and operate a resort and marina on Watts Bar Lake. When her business was sold at the beginning of 2022, Louanne started working with us throughout the year.
Louanne graduated from the University of Notre Dame and began her professional life as a CPA with Deloitte Touche (formerly Deloitte Haskins & Sells). She married and moved with her husband, Rob Bennett, to Tennessee to take over management of Arrowhead Marina and Resort. There, she and her husband raised two children, Kevin and Kara. Shortly after the death of her beloved husband, Rob, she started working with us at Hines and Company, PC.
Louanne loved Ireland and all things Irish—including her beloved Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. She was a member of the Roane Choral Society for more than 30 years where she sang alto as well as served as treasurer. She had an amazingly dry sense of humor and a strong work ethic. Most people who met her were overwhelmed by her kind and caring heart.
More than anything, Louanne was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her two beautiful grandchildren, Camille and Rob, live in New York, but that didn’t stop Louanne from making the long drive to spend time with them. Her daughter, Kara, is expecting her first child, a boy, in September of this year.
Four short paragraphs can in no way express the love and respect we all felt for her. Her presence will be sorely missed by all of us as well as scores of friends and family members. We love you, Louanne, and we know that you will live forever in our hearts.
If you wish to send a gift in her memory, her family has designated the Roane Choral Society to receive these gifts. The address is P. O. Box 24, Kingston, TN 37763.