Michael Keith Bennett
1969 – 2021
Michael Keith Bennett, M.D., age 52, of Greenfield, MO, passed away March 6, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis due to complications from COVID-19.
Although COVID-19 posed the greatest concern for Dr. Bennett, he assured to provide his community and patients with the most accurate information to protect themselves, their loved ones and his community. Even while practicing the safest measures, Dr. Bennett fully understood the risk repeated exposure to sick or dying COVID patients would pose to his own health and well being. Even more so, he understood the heightened risks posed by those who chose not to protect others by wearing a mask or who threatened harm toward him and his family. Even still, he persevered in assuring their access to the latest medical expertise to heal and alleviate suffering. Our greatest pride is he remained fiercely independent and passionate about his core value as a physician, to heal the sick and dying. Although COVID-19 took his breath, it did not take his voice or spirit, these live within those who knew him. His last words were, “I love you” and we extend these words to you as a reminder to love and care for one another.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Mar. 8 to Mar. 17, 2021.