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Mildred L. “Millie” Bennett

Posted: Friday, Oct 12th, 2012

BYRON – Mildred L. “Millie” Bennett, age 86, died Sat., Oct. 6, 2012 at her son’s home near Chana surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Mar. 28, 1926 in Polo the daughter to Virgil D. and Gladys L. (Bauman) Shrock. Millie graduated from Stillman Valley High School in 1944. She married Paul Leo Bennett on May 20, 1944 at the Paynes Point Lutheran Church near Oregon.

She worked for 10 years at Wood Brother’s in Oregon. Millie attended the Congregational Christian Church in Stillman Valley. She enjoyed playing cards with her Byron friends, cooking, and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul, 2 sons; John & Steven, 3 grandsons; Richard, Matthew, and Mark, brother Virgil, Jr., and sisters; Irma and Carol Shrock.

Survived by her children; Larry (Joyce) Bennett of Chana, Lyle (Corinne) Bennett of Caledonia, IL., Jean (Henry) Johnson of Mascoutah, IL, and Cindy Bennett of Elmwood Park, IL., daughter-in-law Sara Bennett of Machesney Park, IL., sisters; Ruth Smith of Pennsylvania, and Delores (Gerry) Yaeger of Citrus Heights, CA, 10 grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 West Roosevelt Rd. in Stillman Valley with the Rev. Chris Brauns pastor of the Congregational Christian Church officiating. Visitation was prior to the service from 9:30 to 11:00 am at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial was at the Lighthouse Cemetery near Oregon.

A memorial fund is established for the Serenity Hospice and Home. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com.

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