Dorothy Bennis

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DOROTHY JEAN BENNIS, 90 THOUSAND OAKS, CA - Dorothy Jean Bennis of Thousand Oaks, California, formerly of Lincoln, Illinois, gracefully took her leave after 90 years of life Sunday morning. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William F. Bennis, owner and operator of the Lincoln and Freeport theatres, beloved son, Anthony William Bennis, sister, Evelyn Madigan, and brother, Kenneth George. She was born Dorothy Jean George, daughter to Ralph and Thelma George on March 24th, 1924, in Freeport, Illinois. She was the eldest of eight children. She is survived by sisters, Shirley Johnson, Judy Parsons, Carolyn Smith, Gail George, and brother, Richard George. She is also survived by her son, David William Bennis, and daughters, Mary Ann Gibson, Martha Jean Scrimenti, and Sara Jane Sterbenc. Dorothy was the grandmother of eight adoring grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In her teen years, Dorothy's modeling career saw her featured in the Rotogravure and the London Art Gallery. Dorothy was a volunteer at St. John's Hospital for 5 years in Springfield, Illinois and worked for several years at the, "Yellow Unicorn" in Lincoln. Dorothy was very much a "people person" and although many friends have already preceded her in death, she still leaves many who remember her fondly. Visitation: Friday, August 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bennett's Funeral Home. Funeral service: Saturday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m., Bennett's Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation of Chicago, 5550 W. Touhy Ave. Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077.
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Lincoln, IL 62656
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Published in The Journal-Standard from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2014