Mildred Lucille Bennett, nee Schaefer, 83, of East Carondelet, Ill., born March 14, 1933, in Evansville, Ind., passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, in Columbia, Ill.
Mildred was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Waterloo, Ill., and East Bridge Fellowship in Columbia, Ill. She was also a member of V.F.W. Post 1699 Ladies Auxiliary in Cahokia, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Bennett; her parents, Fred and Ada, nee Duncan, Schaefer; a son, Ivan Bennett Jr.; a daughter, Rose Bennett-Hunt; and three brothers, Fred Jr., Henry and Carl Schaefer.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandra (Gary) Massie of Dupo, Ill.; six grandchildren, Rene (Corey Jones) Hunt, Tina (Brian) Corey, Melissa (Kike) Munguia, Michael Hunt, Matthew (Jemy) Massie and Keith (Blerta) Massie; and eight great-grandchildren. She was a dear aunt, cousin and friend.
Condolences may be expressed online at: braunfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Braun Family Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the funeral home, with Pastor Larry Croy and Pastor Larry Ridenour officiating. Burial in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 27, 2016