Joseph Powell Bennett, 87, of Sherman, IL, formerly of Greenview, IL and Elkhart, IL, passed away at 9:04 A.M. Saturday March 18, 2017 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman.
Joe was born on July 26, 1929 in McDaniels, KY, the son of Julian Joseph and Nellie Ray (Powell) Bennett. He married Erma Fae Heissinger on February 14, 1954 in Williamsville, IL. She preceded him in death on January 10, 2016.
Surviving Joe are his daughters, Brenda (Roger) Doll of O’Fallon, IL, Jill (Dan) Urish of Mt. Pulaski, IL, Jodi (Randy) VanKeuren of Champaign, IL, three grandchildren, Abby Doll of Washington, D.C., Tyler Urish of St. Louis, MO, Reed VanKeuren of Champaign, IL, and one sister Clara Jane (Ken) Johnson of Lincoln, IL . Joe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother Ralph, and one sister Nell Boner.
Joe served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of the Elkhart Christian Church, Middletown American Legion, and Williamsville Masonic Lodge AF & AM and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
A graveside service for Joe will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday March 24, 2017 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Williamsville. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday March 23, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Following the graveside service, the family would like to invite everyone back to the Huddle House in Williamsville for a celebration of life. Memorials may be made to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or to the Logan County 4H.