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Ilene Benton

June 7, 1928 — July 2, 2015

Ilene Benton

Ilene J. Benton, 87, of Viola, Illinois died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Trinity Rock Island.

Graveside services are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 7th at Rock Island National Cemetery.  Those wishing to attend services should gather at the iWireless parking lot at 9:45 a.m. to proceed onto the Arsenal.

Ilene Jeanette Redman was born June 7, 1928 in Moline, IL a daughter of Emil and Jenny VanLoo Redman.  On August 29, 1948, she married Phillip Harold Benton in Milan, Illinois.  They were married until his death on April 26, 1999.  Ilene was a mother and homemaker.  She had worked at Two Sisters Restaurant in Milan.  She was a member of Milan V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  Ilene loved working outdoors, tending to the garden and flowers.  She was a very good cook, her family will miss her meals.

Survivors include her son:  John (Cindy) Benton, Viola; grandchildren:  Betty McGuire, Daniel Spivey and Michael Spivey and a sister:  Mary Zimmerman, Aledo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant daughter Phyllis, daughter Patty and brother Emil Redman, Jr.

Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.

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