Clarence W. "Ben" Bennett
Clarence W. “Ben” Bennett, 63, of Mt. Vernon died March 13, 2006, at 1:20 a.m. at his home.
He was born October 10, 1942 in McLeansboro, Illinois a son to Rev. Clarence M. Bennett and 
Mamie M. (Crawley) Bennett. He married Henrietta Sue Laswell on September 28, 1962 in 
Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He worked as a VW Mechanic at various garages in Mt. Vernon.
Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hopewell Cemetery. Members of 
Mt. Vernon American Legion Post #141 will conduct Full Military Honors. Burial will be 
at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Ben is survived by his wife, Henrietta Sue Bennett of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; two Daughters, 
Kelly Chronister and husband Jarod of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Stacy Shepler and husband Dennis 
of Port Richey, Florida; three Grandsons, Levi Bennett, D. J. Shepler and Cody Shepler; 
two Sisters, Juanita Pace and husband Larry of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Pauline Mick of 
Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
His parents, and one Grandson: Blade Bennett preceded him in death.
Ben was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War serving from 1966 to 1972, was a member of the 
Mt. Vernon American Legion Post #141, the Mt. Vernon Eagles Aerie Lodge #2791, V.F.W. Post #1376 
and the Jefferson County Gun and Sportsmans Club.

Date: 3-13-2006
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

Submitted by: Janice Staples

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