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Bennett, Merle

d. November 2, 2009

Merle Bennett age 77, of Petersburg, IL passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Memorial Medical Center.

Survived byWife : Wanda

Children : Tom (Jody) Bennett of Oakford
Steve (Linda) Bennett of Petersburg
David ( Jeanne) Bennett Greenview
Cindy (Marty) Loewen : Hanford, CA
Greg (Fiancée Bree) Bennett
Brian (Fiancee Jeanette) of Virginia
Sister – Donna (Bob) Sandidge of Athens
Thirteen Grandchildren
Fifteen Great-grandchildren

Mr. Bennett was born November 12, 1931 in Tice, IL the son of Thomas and Irene Balster Bennett.

He married Wanda Sheppard at Athens Christian Church on October 11, 1969.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Eileen McDonald.

Merle graduated from Athens High School in 1950.
He was a lifetime member of the Chataqua Sportsman Club. Merle was a member of the Athens Christian Church.

Merle was a self employed contractor for 50 years. He loved boating, fishing and camping.

Visitation will be held on Monday November 2, 2009 at the Athens Christian Church starting at 10:00 until the time of funeral service at 12:00 P.M. Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Shane Baker will be officiating.
Burial at Joel Hall Cemetery
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  1. Steve, Dave, Greg and the rest of the Bennett family. I was sorry to read of your father’s passing. Although I did not know him very well, I felt like I did because of the conversations I had with you. Some of the things Steve told me his father had said to him I remember to this day. May God comfort your families and always try to remember the good times you shared with your dad.

    Jack & Vicki Morris

  2. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Bennett family. We were very sad to hear of Merle’s passing.

  3. Wanda & Family, Rich & I would like to offer our condolences. We are pretty sad, but will always remember the good times we had at the VFW together. If you need anything, just ask, Wanda.

    The Potter’s

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