COAL CITY-Virginia J. Bennett, 75, of Coal City, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Born March 10, 1941 in Joliet, Virginia Josephine was the daughter of Rudolph and Josephine (Dulny) Seppi. She was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from Joliet Township High School. She was employed by Shelby Craft Company in Shorewood for 10 years, and was active in local community activities as a softball coach, Girls Scout Leader and as a delivery person for Meals on Wheels. Virginia was a wonderful homemaker, and enjoyed cooking and gardening. She had a gift for crafts and sewing, and loved to read. Virginia loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them.
Survivors include her husband, Myrland "Mo" Bennett; three children: Lorraine (Becky) Curran, Christine (Daniel) Reigh, and Ginger (John) Brickey; five step-children: Mark (Suzanne) Bennett, David Bennett, Julia (Shawn) Watters, Jane (John) Farley and Suzanne Haskins; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother, Rudolph (Judy) Seppi; sister-in-law, Cheryl Seppi, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, James W. Breen; two sons: James M. Breen and Eric T. Breen and one brother, Thomas Seppi.
Per Virginia's wishes, flameless cremation rites have been accorded.
Visitation and video tribute will be Monday, March 6, 2017 at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N, Broadway, in Coal City from 5 p.m. until time of memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Family and friends will assemble at Reeves Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., to travel in funeral procession to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd., in Elwood, for 11:30 a.m. interment.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Virginia's memory to: Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook, upload photographs, or share Virginia's memorial page by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.
Flameless cremation rites and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd.