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Doris Louise Beneze

Alton | Friday, March 27 2015

Doris Louise Beneze, 85, passed away at 4:10 am Friday March 27, 2015 at United Methodist Village in Godfrey. She was born on July 1, 1929 in Alton, IL the daughter of Edwin & Dee (Deem) Buzan. Doris married Nelson Lee Beneze Sr. on October 8, 1948 and he preceded her in death in October 1980. She graduated from Alton Senior High School in 1947 and went to Monmouth College prior to her marriage. She worked at Baxter's for many years. She was an awesome seamstress. She also served as the President of the Mothers Club. She was a Den Mother for the Boy Scouts of America. She was a Girl Scout Leader when her daughters were young. She served as a Precinct Committee Woman for the Republican Party in her younger years. Edwardsville, Greg & Carol Beneze of Towanda, IL, two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet & Jim Filberth of Perry, KS, and Joy & Gordon Yost of Fremont, CA; five grandchildren and their spouse, Erin Beneze and her husband Jennings Hanna, Elisa Beneze, David Pizzurro and his wife, Krysten, Ashley Wolf and her husband Mike, and Kevin Pizzurro and his wife, Pam; eight great grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law, Milton & Elinor Buzan of St. Charles, MO; and a sister-in-law, Jane Buzan of Peoria, IL. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dr. Edwin Buzan, Nelson & Mary Lou Buzan. Visitation will be from 11 am until time of funeral services at 12:30 pm Tuesday March 31, 2015 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: BJC Hospice or United Methodist Village.

Visitation

Visitation will be from 11 am until time of funeral services at 12:30 pm Tuesday March 31, 2015 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Interment

Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to: BJC Hospice or United Methodist Village.


Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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