|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1918|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 2004|
VERONA - Phyllis Bennett, age 86, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at the Four Winds Manor Nursing Home in Verona. She had suffered from Alzheimer's for some years.
Phyllis was born in Seaford, DE, on Feb. 26, 1918, and was raised in Rehoboth Beach, DE. She was the only daughter of parents, Wesson Kendall and Retta May Champlin. She had three brothers, Charles, Reynolds and Hubbard.
After she finished school, she took a job as a private secretary for an addressograph company in Wilmington.
During World War II she was a USO volunteer, where she met Elroy E. Bennett. They were married on May 2, 1943, before he shipped to Germany. After the war, they lived in PA for a short while and returned to Elroy's home, settling in WI.
Phyllis was a homemaker and raised seven children. She was very active in 4-H during her children's years of youth and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Phyllis was married to her loving husband, Elroy, for 42 years before he passed away in December 1989. She traveled extensively for some time before settling in with children in the area. She was placed at Four Winds Manor Nursing Home in October 2003, after her illness became too difficult to handle in a home setting. She is best remembered for her willingness to help others and her ever so warm, bright smile.
Phyllis is survived by her brother, Hubbard J. Champlin; her children, Edward C. (wife, Linda) Bennett, Janet L. (husband, Frank) Condon, Donald R. (wife, Martha) Bennett, Arlene (husband, Earl) Banks, Steven F. (wife, Chris) Bennett, Karen S. (husband, Dale) Anderson, and Thomas L. (wife, Elaine) Bennett; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and scores of cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her parents, Wesson K. and Retta M. Champlin; her husband, Elroy E. Bennett; two brothers, Clarence and Reynolds Champlin; and a special niece, Caroline.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the WARD FUNERAL HOME, in Evansville. The service was lead by Pastor Thomas Petersen of the Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church, in Stoughton. Phyllis will be put to rest in a private family ceremony at Liberty Corners Cemetery.
Elroy Ernest Bennett (1915 - 1984)*
Liberty Corners Cemetery
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