Mary Louise LaRosa, 85 of Benld, died at Heritage Health in Gillespie on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 3:00 a.m. She was born on January 7, 1934, in Breese to Frank Benhoff and Mary (Wehlage) Benhoff. She married Louis Carl LaRosa on April 27, 1953, in Carlinville.
She worked for Webco in Litchfield and was a machine operator for Roller Derby of Litchfield. 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; two grandchildren, Jeffrey J. (Michelle) Ronald of O’Fallon, MO and Scott T. (Stefanie) Ronald of O’Fallon, MO; two great-grandchildren, Sienna Ronald and Chase Ronald; and sister, Helen Tebbe of Breese.
Mary was preceded in death by her father, Frank Benhoff; mother, Mary Benhoff; husband, Louis Carl LaRosa; and three 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 until 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Curch in Benld. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery in Benld. Memorials are suggested to Benld Public Library or Partnership For Educational Excellence (Unit School District #7. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld is in charge of the arrangements.