Donald R. Bennett, 82, of Benton passed away Saturday morning, February 15, 2020 at his home.
He was born in Whittington, IL on September 12, 1937, the son of Raymond & Ruth (Veach) Bennett.
He married Elda (Casagrande) in 1955, and she passed away in 1975.
Mr. Bennett married Sarah (Wagoner) on September 12, 1994, and she survives.
Mr. Bennett enjoyed camping & horseback riding. He worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for several years, while also farming. He & his wife Sarah owned & Operated Bennett's Cafe in Thompsonville & Benton for several years.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his:
Wife: Sarah Bennett of Benton
Son: Gene Bennett & wife Karen of Benton
Daughter: Trish Bennett-Minor of Mt. Vernon and Charlie Followell of Mulkeytown
Stepson: John Smith of Centralia
Shane Bennett & wife Leanna
Nick Minor & wife Ciara
Leah Deaton & husband Scott
Great-Grandchildren: Anthony, Lucas, Ethan & Lawson
Sister: Wanda Storey of Benton
Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his Parents, by his 1st Wife-Elda Bennett, by a Son-Dale Bennett & by a Brother-Ferrel.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 19th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
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