|Pauline E. Bennett|
|February 01, 1933 - November 02, 2010|
|Rock Island, Illinois
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday November 05, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: Noon Saturday November 06, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: 10:00 a.m. Monday November 08, 2010 at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Pauline E. Bennett, 77, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at her home.
Funeral services are 12:00 p.m. Noon Saturday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Private burial is Monday at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Milan Santa Fund, or to the Salvation Army.
Pauline Ockee was born on February 1, 1933 in Geneseo, a daughter of Mell and Elizabeth Willems Ockee. She married her high school sweetheart, William R. Bennett on December 15, 1951 in Rock Island. He died May 29, 1996.
While in high school, Pauline worked at the J.J. Newberry Store in Rock Island. She later worked for the First National Bank of Rock Island and then as a library aide for the Rock Island/Milan Public Schools.
Pauline was a member of Two Rivers United Methodist Church, Rock Island. She had been active in the Edison and Hanson School PTAs., and was a member of the Fifty’s Club. She was a former member of the Friendship Circle of Memorial Heights United Methodist Church, Rock Island, membership chairman of the Community Presbyterian Church, Clarendon Hills, Ill. and had served on the board of directors of the Rock Island YWCA. She and her late husband, Bill, had visited 47 states and 11 foreign countries.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rebecca Bennett, Weatherford, Tx.; daughters and son-in-law, Monica and Doug Fisher, Moline, Rhonda and Roger Angell, Kingsville, Mo., and Margot and Scott Hary, Taylor Ridge; grandchildren (and spouses), Ben (Sarah) Fisher, Kurt (Jessica) Fisher, Libby (David) Bowerman, Alison (Mike) Stephens, Jimmy Hary, Jake Hary, Olivia Bennett and Sophie Bennett; great grandchildren, Eliza Fisher and Aiden Fisher; and her sister, Patricia Burton, Rock Island. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Bill.