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Greta Lea Bennett

October 23, 1969 ~ November 11, 2015 (age 46)

   Greta Lea Bennett, 46, of Quincy, died at 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday (November 11, 2015) at her home.

  Born October 23, 1969, in Pittsfield, Illinois, Greta was the daughter of Glen Edward and Violet Ulrich Burris Bennett.  

  Greta was a 1987 graduate of Quincy High School and received her B.S. degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.  She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, going to ocean beaches, flower gardening and playing with her two dogs Stump and Itti.

  She had been employed by the State of Illinois Department of Human Services in Quincy, until retiring due to ill health.

  Survivors include her mother, Violet Burris of Quincy; her son, Cody Bennett of Quincy; her loving soul-mate, Greg Elledge of Quincy; her step mother; Sherri Williams of Nashville, TN; three sisters, Yolanda Bennett of Maquoketa, IA, Ashley Bennett of Nashville, TN and Leuray Bartoff of Florida; and several loving nieces and nephews.

  Greta was preceded in death by her father, Glen Edward Bennett; her grandfather and grandmother, Glen "Shorty" and Polly Bennett .

  Cremation rites have been accorded to Greta.

  The family will meet with friends at a memorial visitation on Saturday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy.

  Memorials may be made to the Cody Bennett Special Needs Fund.
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