Keith E. Bennett
Keith E. Bennett

February 16, 1951 - September 12, 2017
Resided in Paris, Illinois


Keith Edwin Bennett, 66, of Paris, Illinois, formerly of Kansas, Illinois, passed away at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. He was an employee of Simonton Windows of Paris and had previously worked for many years at R.R. Donnelly of Mattoon, Illinois.

He was born February 16, 1951, in Paris, the son of the late John and Laura May (Kirkham) Bennett.

Survivors include two daughters, Carlen Bennett of Paris and Joanna (Trent) Powell of Brocton, Illinois; five brothers, Roland, Loren, Kevin, and Ross Bennett all of Kansas, and Jerrald Bennett of Charleston, Illinois; a sister, Luana Washburn of Marshall, Illinois; five grandchildren, Hailey and Hannah Schaefer, Brayden and Harmony Powell, and Maeleigh Prouse; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bennett was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and attended the University of Kentucky. He enjoyed boating and attending auctions, and loved spending time with his family.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the ECCF D.O. it Cancer Support Group.


Graveside services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Fairview Cemetery in Kansas, with Minister Bret Hammond officiating. Military rites were conducted by Kansas American Legion Coral Hall Post #539. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris.



Templeton Funeral Home in Paris
600 East Court Street
Paris, IL 61944
Friday, September 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Graveside Service
Fairview Cemetery
Kansas, IL 61933
Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00 PM