Bennie Roten, 71, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Owensboro Center. He was born in Lewisburg, Kentucky to the late James and Etoy Rust Roten. Bennie was retired from Diamond Lanes South where he worked in maintenance. He enjoyed bowling and watching University of Kentucky Basketball. Along with his parents, Bennie is preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Ray, and Roy Roten, and his sister, Ima Axley. Bennie is survived by his brother, Stanley Roten of Owensboro, Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, and again from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the St. Benedict Homeless Shelter; 1001 West 7th Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Roten. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Bennie Roten at

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  1. Hello, my name is Judy.
    First of all, let me say how sorry I am for your loss. I didn’t know Bennie all that well, but I knew enough to say he was always very friendly.
    I went on a group trip with Bennie once.
    We went to the casino in Evansville and

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