Mary Louise LaRosa, 85, of Benld, IL, died at Heritage Health in Gillespie, IL on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 3:00 am. She was born January 7, 1934, in Breese, IL to Frank Benhoff & Mary (Wehlage) Benhoff. She married Louis Carl LaRosa on April 27, 1953 in Carlinville, IL. She worked for Webco in Litchfield , IL and was a machine operator for Roller Derby of Litchfield, IL. Mary was a member of the St. Joseph's Altar Society, Gillespie and Mt. Olive Senior Citizens . She is survived by her Daughter, Dianne L. (Gary) Ronald of O'Fallon, MO; Son, Kenneth L. LaRosa of Alton, IL; Two Grandchildren, Jeffrey J. (Michelle) Ronald of O'Fallon, MO, Scott T. (Stefanie) Ronald of O'Fallon, MO; Two Great-Grandchildren, Sienna Ronald, Chase Ronald; Sister, Helen Tebbe of Breese, IL. Mary was preceded in death by her Father, Frank Benhoff; Mother, Mary Benhoff; Husband, Louis Carl LaRosa; 3 Brothers, Wilbert Benhoff, Leander Benhoff and Alfred Benhoff.
Friends may call on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Benld, IL. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery in Benld, IL. Memorials are suggested to Benld Public Library or Partnership For Educational Excellence (Unit School District #7). Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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