Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 18, 2011 1:53 pm EST


MOUNT VERNON — Sylvia Josephine (Bennett) Looney, 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Country Court Nursing Center.

She was born May 10, 1944, to William Arnett and Fleuridellis (Parker) Bennett. She was a member of the Eagles, and loved her grandchildren, butterflies, sewing, cake decorating, gardening and canning.

She is survived by her children, Leonard Brown of California, Annette Smith of Mount Vernon, Sherol and Dave Cullen of Mount Vernon, Sherry and Jerry Riel of Howard, Shawn Brown of Mount Vernon, and Thomas and Pam Huggins of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Phillip, Robbert, David, Dane, Drew, Renee, Brian, Hazel, Sam, Tim, Doug, Nicole and Heather; 17 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Bob and Irene Bennett of Warsaw, Mary and Junior Carter of Shreve, Dan and Karen Bennett of Millwood, and Steve and Ann Bennett of Fredericktown.

She was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Ross Bennett; sister, Jane Bennett; son-in-law, Phillip Smith Sr.; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Ann Bennett; two nieces and two nephews.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Sheila Kent will officiate. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 11 a.m. until the service. Visit

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