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Sharon Cress-Bennett

GRANVILLE — Sharon Kay Cress-Bennett, 64, of Granville passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Heritage Health Care in Peru.

Sharon was born on Aug. 10, 1955, in LaSalle to Francis and Gertrude (Schuda) Pelszynski. She married Andy Bennett on Nov. 4, 1994, in Ottawa.

She graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School and continued her education at Illinois State University in Bloomington, where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. Sharon worked at Horizon House and then as a counselor at Gateway and WestCare in the Sheridan Correctional Center.

Survivors include her husband, Andy Bennett of Granville; two stepchildren, Sina (Brett) Pavia of Milwaukee, Wis., and Robert (Jennifer) Bennett of Ottawa; one stepgrandson, Ashton Bennett; two sisters, Judith (Steven) Wertheimer of Greenwich, Conn., and Barbara (John) O’Brian of Barrington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jackie Cress; and one granddaughter, Paige Bennett. No services have been planned at this time. Cremation rites will be accorded. The Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel of Granville will be assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to her family at www.dcfunerals.com.

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