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Grace I. (Benstine) Stiles

August 15, 1917 ~ March 3, 2021 (age 103)


Grace Irene Benstine Stiles, 103 of Streator passed away Wednesday afternoon (March 3. 2021) at Heritage Health, Streator.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, Streator.  A private family service will follow with Pastor Anne Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.  Serving as pallbearers will be six of her grandsons, Scott Stilwell, Rick Danko, Ed Stiles Jr., Jim Durgach, Brandon Stiles and Trevor Daugherity.  Honorary pallbearers will be her children.  Following state health guidelines, facial coverings are required, and social distancing standards will be followed.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Streator Heritage Health.   

Hagi Funeral Home, Streator is assisting the family with arrangements.

Grace was born August 15, 1917 in Streator, a daughter of Carl and Mamie (Wright) Benstine.  She married Edward Stiles on July 10, 1938 in Streator.  He preceded her in death on January 10, 1992.

She is survived by her children, Becky Stilwell of Pontiac, Barbara (Dick) Danko of Streator, Ed (Linda) Stiles of Wilson, NC, Debra (Jim) Durgach of Streator, Brian Stiles of Naples, FL and Linda (Dale) Daugherity of Elk Grove Village; 19 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 34 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 4 sisters and 7 brothers.

Grace was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Streator.  She was a member of the Triple C, Eastern Star, Emerald Club and Streator Woman’s Club.

She was a housewife and had worked at Northlawn School Cafeteria

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April 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

Streator, Illinois 61364


Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery
E. 16th Road
Streator, IL 61364

Private Services

First United Methodist Church

Streator, Illinois 61364


First United Methodist Church
201 S. Monroe Street, Streator IL 61364

Heritage Health, Streator
1525 E. Main Street, Streator IL 61364

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