Darlene J. Barnhart Bennett

Death:Sunday, April 4, 2010
Ogle Co, Illinois

Mt. Morris---Darlene J. Bennett passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends at 1:15pm on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 after a long illness. She was born in Rockford, IL on September 7, 1946 to Russell and Norma Bachman Barnhart. Darlene was one of six children and had a twin sister that died at 6 months old. Darlene worked in the food industry most of her life and was a restaurant owner for several years. She spent the last ten years working at Kysor Westran and was a proud member of the UAW Local 1720. She was a union representative for several years, and also a member of UAW Local 1720 Women's Committee. She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister Marlene, brothers, Chuck Barnhart and Don Barnhart, and infant son, Gerald Bennett. She is survived by her children; Tina (Dave) Barnhart of Mount Morris, Don "Bubba" (Laura) Bennett of Mount Morris, Mark (Jen) Bennett of Mount Carroll, Steph (Gerry) Gibson of Galt, Maureen of Wisconsin, Sandy (Raymond) Butterfield of Phoenix and Denise of Lanark; 26 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, with one more on the way; several nieces and nephews; brother David Barnhart; and one sister. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM, Monday April 19, 2010 at the Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, 110 South 7th Street, Oregon, with visitation from 5:00 PM until time of service. Rev. Rich Fassig, Ogle County Hospice Chaplain, will officiate. A memorial has been established in her name. The family would also like to offer their gratitude to Ogle County Hospice for the exceptional care.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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