Ruth P. Bennett, 89, Vandalia

Ruth P. Bennett, 89, of Vandalia, died at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Memorials: Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital.

Mrs. Bennett was born on Aug. 17, 1919, in Vandalia, the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Nellscene Willis Bennett.

She was a retired saleslady for The Model department store, formerly of Vandalia.

She is survived by sisters, Julia McDowell of Vandalia, and Shirley Sue and her husband Paul Gilligan of Mahomet; brothers, Charles Bennett and his wife Linda of Keyesport, Floyd Bennett and his wife Ileen of Decatur, and Grover Bennett and his wife Evelyn of Vandalia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Betty Harrison; and brothers, Richard and Dale Bennett.

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