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May Bennett

November 14, 1936 ~ August 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

May Bennett Obituary

May Bennett

 

CHARLESTON – May Bennett, 86, of rural Charleston, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at Heartland Manor in Casey.

 

The funeral service honoring her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 21, 2023 at the Harper-Swickard Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Grant Cemetery, rural Charleston.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorials: Transitions Hospice.

 

May was born November 14, 1936 in Cumberland County, Illinois, daughter of James and Elsie (Williams) Higgins.  She married Robert Dale Bennett, July 28, 1954 at Mattoon.  He preceded her into Heaven, November 17, 2014.  She is survived by three children, Alvia (Polly) Bennett of Charleston, Beverly (Dan) Dare of Mt. Vernon, IL, and Ellen (Jeff) Ashmore of Ashmore.  Grandchildren, Karin (Kevin) Scott, Dawn Lawrence, Adam (Chrissy) Bennett, Jennifer (Justin) Henderson, Tyler (Carolyn) Bennett, Hannah (Thurman) Etchison, Andrew (Alison) Ashmore, Cheyenne (Max Stearns) Ashmore, and Jackson Ashmore.  Sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.  She was preceded in death by a son, Loren Bennett, son-in-law, James Bullock, brothers, James Higgins and Richard Higgins, and two grandchildren, Rachael York and Emily Bennett.

 

May was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Mattoon.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
August 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harper-Swickard Funeral Home
720 Monroe
Charleston, IL 61920

Funeral Service
Monday
August 21, 2023

11:00 AM
Harper-Swickard Funeral Home
720 Monroe
Charleston, IL 61920

Committal
Monday
August 21, 2023

Grant Cemetery
Snake Trail Road
Charleston, IL 61920

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