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Ellen L Bennett

12/12/1919 - 02/21/2009


Ellen L. Bennett, 89, of Kewanee, Il. died at 4:57 A.M. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Kewanee Hospital. She was born December 12, 1919 in rural Kewanee the daughter of Glenn F. and Lora Ellen (Dalrymple) Dixon. Ellen graduated from Wethersfield High School and later nursing school. She married C. Gordon Bennett on February 3, 1941 in Davenport, Ia. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister Manetta Atherton and one sister in law Evelyn Hyer.

Surviving is one daughter Patricia E. Strong of State College, Pa., one son Richard G. Bennett of Lake Oswego, Or., three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two sisters Evelyn Cleo (Edmund) Frazer of Buda, Il. Juanita (Donald) Turner of Canon City, Co.

Ellen had been employed at Kewanee Hospital and later was employed by the late Dr. Svendsen in Kewanee.

Ellen was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kewanee, the United Methodist Women, She and her best friend the late Edith Fornander served many Rotary Club meals at the church. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the first United Methodist Church.

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