Corliss Jean Benedict
Ryan-Parke Funeral Home - Park Ridge
120 South Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Corliss Benedict. On June 7, 2021, she left this earth to be with her parents in heaven, John and Regina Toohey. Corliss's greatest joy in life was spending time with her eight grandchildren, Michael, Caroline, Kaitlin, Peter, Lauren, Patrick, Audrey and Archer. She is also survived by her children Kristen (the late Joe) Farrell, Thomas (Irene) Benedict, and Sarah (John) Lally, her sister Mary Lou (Bill) Higgins, her grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews. A proud graduate of Visitation High School, DePaul University, Corliss enjoyed a blessed 27 year career at ISMIE on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Services and Interment are private but we appreciate everyone's love and support. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity and Corliss will smile down on you. Please visit, to sign the guestbook.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jun. 13, 2021.
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Corliss greeted everyone with a warm heart and a bright smile, she always had a sense of kindness to her that only some people are blessed wIth. I know she was a great Mom to Sarah and her siblings. Sarah, my heart cries with you. Alina
Alina McKinney
June 16, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Corliss. She was a joy to work with and always had a loving smile to everyone she came in contact with. She will be missed. My condolences to the family.
Penny Siimpson
June 16, 2021
I was saddened to learn of Corliss´ passing. I always loved her. I was meaning to call her all winter but didn´t. So sad I won´t hear her voice again. Kristen, Tom, and Sarah, I am thinking of you and send my love and sympathy.
Mary Jo Kelly
June 15, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I have so many great memories of our time at Ismie. I send my thoughts and prayers to the family on their great loss.
Carol Smith
June 15, 2021
Always loved your smile and talking about the medical licensure renewal and our grandkids. Miss you my friend. Fly high and see you later.
Evelyn Calhoun
June 15, 2021
I am deeply sorry to hear about wonderful Corliss. We worked together for years and we always visited each other at our desks to talk about shows, movies, travels to Europe and so much more. I know we all shared tears at ISMIE when she retired. Praying for peace and comfort for her family.
Christine Spelde
June 15, 2021
So sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will your smile But I know you are in a better place
Mary E. Evans
June 13, 2021
So very sad to hear about the passing of Corliss. I sat across from her at ISMIE during my 8yrs there, and loved her dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family.
Kathleen (Katie) Nowel
June 12, 2021
I´m am so sorry for your loss and send my condolences to your beautiful family.
Jennie Hahne
June 11, 2021
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
The Staff of Ryan-Parke Funeral Home
June 11, 2021
I was sorry to hear about Corliss. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. May God hold you close at this time to help you through these times and always.
Roy Schmidt
June 10, 2021