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James L. Bennett

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 1:14 p.m. CDT

James Louis Bennett, 81, Mt. Morris, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at his home.

Jim was born March 4, 1931 in Ogle County, the son of John P. and Mable M. (Stonebraker) Bennett.

Jim graduated from Stillman Valley High School.

Jim was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict; receiving National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal.

Jim married Janet Lee Anderson on Nov. 12, 1955 in South Elgin.

He was a member of the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Dixon Elks, Leaf River Fire Department, and a life member of VFW.

Jim is survived by his wife, Janet Bennett, Mt. Morris; son, Charles (Joanie) Bennett, Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Julie (Bob) McCullough, Amboy; granddaughters, Melissa (Anthony Williams) Ellis, Belvidere, Ann Goley, Oregon, Gabrielle McCullough, Amboy, Allison Bennett, Charlotte, N.C.; two great-granddaughters, Hailey-Jane Becker, Amboy, and Natalie Jane Woods, Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Robert Bennett, Leaf River, and Frank (Gale) Bennett, Princeton; sister, Joanne (James) Proper, Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Paul and Carl Bennett; sisters, Harriet Maas, Mary Rasmussen, and Ruth Bennett.

Private family services will be in Oakland Cemetery, Freeport. Cremation rites have been accorded by Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris.

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