Bennett Carlton

Posted Online: April 20, 2013, 7:55 pm
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Bennett Isaac Carlton passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents, Seth and Darcie Carlton, Chicago, shortly after birth on April 12, 2013, at Prentice Women's Hospital, Chicago.
A private service will be at a later date. Contributions in Bennett's name may be made to March of Dimes.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparent, Lynn Carlton, Seaton; maternal grandparents, Deborah and Robert Williamson, Rock Island, and Douglas Foster, Milan; aunts, Kristee, Kari and Rachel Carlton, Jackie Leach; uncle, Jon Leach; and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparent, George Carlton; great-grandparents, Walter and Patsy Verplaetse, Fiance and Pauline Carlton, and Lola Stockton.


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