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Jerry A. Bennett

March 1, 1950 - July 16, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Jerry A. Bennett, 58, of Springfield died at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born March 1, 1950, in Pekin, the son of James C. and Vera Giovanetto Bennett.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by a son, James C. Bennett (Companion, Rebekah O’Connor) of Riverton;

three grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Olive of Pekin and Ina Lee (Rev. Larry) Jost of Wisconsin; brother, Terry Bennett of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a resident of Springfield since 1982 and formerly of Pekin. He worked as a print shop operator for the State Department of Human Services. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

He enjoyed fishing and was a avid race fan.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, July 21, 2008 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield, Illinois

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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