04/23/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Dee Hill Bennett

Dolores May Hill Bennett
(04 Feb 1931 - 22 Apr 2015)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   I am very saddened to report this news today.  
  Dee Hill Bennett, mother of     my #1 daughter-in-law, Mary Bennett Harty (Litchfield HS, IL - '89) of IL, and mother-in-law of         my #1 son, Lewis Harty (Hillsboro HS, MO / Hillsboro HS, IL - '89) of IL, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Illinois on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 84.

From the (IL) Journal-News - 04/23/15:   

                   Dee Hill Bennett


LITCHFIELD, IL - Dolores "Dee" May (Hill) Bennett, 84, of Hillsboro died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Bunker Hill Township on Feb. 4, 1931, the daughter of Ray Clement and Ida Alice (Wood) Hill. She married Charles Edward Bennett on Nov. 18, 1961, in Edwardsville, and he survives.

She grew up in Mt. Olive and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 27, 1960. Thereafter, she was fervent and active in her faith.

Mrs. Bennett loved learning and returned to school in her 60s to complete what she had started many years before. She graduated with an associate's degree in applied science for word/information processing from Lincoln Land Community College on May 17, 1991.


Dee Hill Bennett

Among her several hobbies, she was an amateur genealogist. She was a patriot and proud of her family heritage. She was descended from the pioneer stock of Bond, Macoupin and Madison counties in Illinois. Her father was a veteran of World War I and she could also name ancestors of the war with Mexico, the Civil War, the War of 1812 and the Revolutionary War. A number of her ancestors were expelled from England for their religious activities, including those who were protagonists for separation from England for over 150 years prior to the Revolution. She could trace one family line back to King Henry II.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by eight children, James E. (Pam) Bennett and Kenneth W. (Susan) Bennett, both of Carlinville, Nora (Charles) Beadle of Litchfield, DeeDee (Daniel) Forward of Provo, UT, Charles R. Bennett, and Mary (Lewis) Harty of Collinsville, Clinton J. Bennett of Glenford, OH, and Bonnie (Adam) Herrera of West Boylston, MA; two sisters, Virginia (Marvin) Birdsell of Jerseyville and Shirley Morgan of Kansas City, MO; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Lee Wheeler; three sisters; and two brothers.

A private graveside service will be held for the family at Wood-Davis Cemetery in Bunker Hill.

Litchfield Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the (IL) Journal-News on April 23, 2015.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Dee's large family and many friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again

Written by John Whitfield "Whit" Vaughan (18791945), 1922

(Words are based on a text by James Rowe)

How sweet and happy seem those days of which I dream
When memory recalls them now and then
And with what rapture sweet my weary heart would beat
If I could hear my mother pray again

If I could hear my mother pray again
If I could hear her tender voice as then
So happy I would be
Would mean so much to me
If I could hear my mother pray again

She used to pray that I on Jesus would rely
And always walked the shining gospel way
So trusting still his love
I seek that home above
Where I shall meet my mother some glad day

Within the old home place her patient smiling face
Was always spreading comfort hope and cheer
And when she used to sing to her eternal king
It was the songs the angels loved to hear

Her work on earth is done the life crown has been won
And she will be at rest with Him above
And some glad morning she I know will welcome me
To that eternal home of peace and love

If I could hear my mother pray again
If I could hear her tender voice as then
So happy I would be
Would mean so much to me
If I could hear my mother pray again

If I could hear my mother pray again

Pray again

"If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again" lyrics and available audio courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/alabama/ificouldhearmymotherprayagain.html - 04/22/15

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Silver Scroll Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment...  

Litchfield High School's Purple Panther Paw Print courtesy of http://www.litchfield.k12.il.us/ - 06/23/07

Hillsboro (MO) High School's Hawks logo courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

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