|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.
I was very blessed to know Pauline through first the Cheney's, and then through Pauline Fisher. She was always a very delightful person to be around. I truly regret not visiting more often over the last few years. I will pray for your loss of a wonderful mother, grandmother, and sister. God Bless all of you.
-- Katherine L. Polk
You are in Diane and my thoughts and we wish you and your family peace through this difficult time.
-- MICHAEL KEHL
God Bless all and let our memories provide us with never ending good thoughts of Mrs Bennett.
-- John (Jay ) Vanick
She often forgot to tell me something after our phone conversations, so she called again, even if we spoke for half an hour. It was customary.
-- Rob Bennett
Monica I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you the strength to carry on.
-- Becky Vyncke
Monica, Margo, Rhonda and Rob, I will not be able to make it to your Mom's service but please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength in the upcoming days.
-- Chris Williams
May you rest in peace
-- John Vanick
Rob, Rebecca, Livvy and Sophie,
Our condolences and prayers to you and your extended family. Pauline was a spitfire and I enjoyed her company every time I saw her. I know the love you shared will help to carry you through.
All our love and prayers,
Heather, Rachel, Katie, Nicolas Tuszynski
-- Heather Tuszynski
Pauline will always be etched in my mind as “Mrs Bennett”. My best friends’ mom on 34th Avenue. My mom worked when I was young so it was Pauline who acted as my substitute mom. She bandaged more than a few of my cuts and bruises. She scolded me when I got out of line and was the kind of neighbor, I now hope corrects my kids when they’re out of my sight.
Although its been over 30 years, I hope all of you know you are in my thoughts and prayers
Pat Jones, Castle Rock, CO
-- Pat Jones
My sympathy to you all. I just learned of your mothers passing, She & your dad were my neighbors briefly in Winding Creek. Although it was short, I enjoyed them as my neighbors. She often baked goodies for my large family.
-- Sherry Springsteen
Love you, Grandma! You were the BEST! I will miss your phone calls and cards so much! You were such a beautiful person inside and out, and you were so blessed with so many friends. You were a friend to all, and with joy, we will continue to remember you and celebrate your life! Thanks for starting the tradition of Jesus' birthday cake and for having such a giving heart. I am going to send cards always in memory of you! XOXO Pork and Beans :)
-- Libby Bowerman
My sister, Ruthie, sent me the obit. I was, as my sister Thelma was, friends from grade school on. The Ockee sisters and their dear family were always special to our family.
-- Darlyne Pieper Justesen
I was so sorry to read about the death of your dear mother. I have lovely memories of how sweet she was to me when we would play at your house when we were little. Please give my best to your brother and to Rhonda and Margot.
-- Marilyn Putney DePauw