Marilyn ‘Sue’ Benassi

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Marilyn “Sue” Benassi, passed away Sept. 8, 2022.

Sue was born in Greencastle on Feb. 21, 1954 to John L. Best and Wilma J (Rains) Best.

She was a 1972 graduate of South Putnam High School.

Many people may know her from Alan Stanley & Associates (ASA Land Surveying), where she worked for 45 years.

She married Bob Benassi on July 27, 1973, and he survives. She loved spending time with her granddaughter, Bailey. She never missed an Indiana Pacer game and enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts. She was one of Reba McEntire’s biggest fans, she had seen her in concert 60 times since 1993.

Survivors include her bonus mother, Georgia Best; daughter Jenny Sutherlin (Travis) and the light of her life, her granddaughter Bailey Ann; a sister, Debra Underwood (Randy) and bonus sisters Shirley Warren and Donna Bridgewater (Jeff); in-laws Paula and Joe Martin, Mark and Zaida Benassi and Ron and Marie Benassi; special niece Jill Albers (Aaron); great-nephew Brayden Morse and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins; four stepsiblings, Sue Walentosky, Carrie Downey, Rita Hollingsworth and Lewis Chambers Jr.; also, her best friend since first grade, Barb Plessinger Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Best and Wilma Chambers, and her bonus father, Lewis Chambers.

A special thank you to Intrepid Hospice Services; Sheryl Norris, Charlotte Wilkinson and Mark Strahm. And a special thank you to family friend and caregiver Beth Krampe.

Funeral services for Sue will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Burial will follow at Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery, Greencastle. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time.

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