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Lillian Mary Bennett

Brighton 02/08/2014

Lillian Mary Bennett, 89, passed away at 2:20 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Robings Manor in Brighton.  

She was born in Perth Amboy, NJ on June 22, 1924, the daughter of the late Tony and Anna (Jelinek) Mickoff.

She married Thomas M. “Tom” Bennett on November 13, 1943.  He preceded her on August 24, 2011.

Lillian was an Office Manager for Wally Berger Buick. She was an active member of Al-Anon, enjoyed reading, gardening, and was a great cook.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Thomas A. & Shonna  Bennett of Hernanda, FL, Robert B. & Dorothy Bennett of Sidney, Australia, and Bruce M. and friend Sheila Lopez of Brighton, IL; one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann & Wes Wright of Eugene, OR; three grandchildren, Craig D. Hansen, Micah and his wife Sissy, Samantha Wright; two great grandchildren, Ella Hansen and CalvinWright, and two sisters, Josephine Coleman of Godfrey and Lucille Smith of Alton.

In addition to her parents and husband, Tom, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann Bennett.

Visitation will be from 4:30 pm until time of service at 7 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey with Pastor Wes Wright officiating.

Inurnment will be at 10 am on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.  

Memorials may be made to Al-Anon. 

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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