Dorothy “Dottie” Bennett, 98, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 3:15 am March 30, 2021 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon. She was born March 15, 1923 in Chester, Illinois to the late Roy E. and Altha (Smith) Mannen. Dottie married Charles Huntman on December 21, 1941 in Mount Vernon, Illinois and they were blessed with nearly thirty-six years of marriage before he preceded her in death on October 29, 1977. She married Clarence Bennett on December 24, 1980 in Mount Vernon, Illinois and he preceded her in death.
Dottie is survived by her sons, Michael Huntman and wife, Charlotte of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Donald Huntman and wife, Terri of Mount Vernon, Illinois; seven grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Dottie was preceded in death by her son, Gary Huntman; granddaughters, Arabella, Megan, Erin; and sister, Thelma Williford.
Dottie was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the AMVETS, Moose Lodge, and VFW Post 1376. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.
A Visitation will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 pm with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Dottie’s honor to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Please remember to observe social distancing at this time. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time. Following the CDC and NFDA regulations, we encourage everyone to wear a mask. They will be made available, upon request.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.