Vernell E. Bennett, 88, Marengo, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Hearthstone Manor, Woodstock.
She was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Freedom, Ky., to Paul and Ruby (Davis) Burks.
On Dec. 15, 1945, she married Gerald J. Bennett in Chicago.
She loved doing cross stitch, cooking and gardening. She also loved flowers.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Gerald J. (Debbie) Bennett Jr. and Richard J. Bennett; two daughters, Paulette J. (Budd) Haas and Kathleen M. Bennett; three granddaughters, Kelly Haas, Claire Bennett and Lily Bennett; and a sister, Margie Bullington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Burks; and a sister, Claudie Bullington.
Visitation and the funeral Mass were June 27 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock.
Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock. Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Memorials can be sent to the American Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.