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Delores Bennett of Benton

updated: 9/18/2018 10:40 AM

Delores Bennett, 91, of Benton, Illinois, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in Benton.

She was born in Benton on March 24, 1927, the daughter of Fay Everett and Alice Adeline (Schram) Austin. She married Glen Bennett in September of 1947 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2014.

Mrs. Bennett was a lifetime member of the Baptist faith. She graduated from Benton High School in 1944. Her career was in the local banking business. She will be sadly missed by everyone who loved her.

Mrs. Bennett is survived by her daughter, Glenda Bennett Woods of Marion; son, James Edward (Connie) Bennett of Maumelle, Arkansas; two granddaughters, Meredith Woods and Stacey Bennett (Grey) Hawkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Vera DeMattei.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington.

Visitation will begin at noon on Saturday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.

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