Samantha Kristin Stotlar – Benton, IL

Samantha Kristin Stotlar, 43, of Benton, IL passed away at 6:58 p.m., on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, IL.

She was born on April 10, 1977, to Wayne Joseph Story and Patricia (Broha) Sweazy in Pinckneyville, IL. She married Thomas Edward Stotlar and he survives.

She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. Samantha was a loving daughter, mother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed walking, physical fitness and cooking.

Samantha is survived by her parents, father, Wayne Story, mother, Patricia Sweazy and step-father, John Douglas Sweazy; husband, Thomas Stotlar; son, Spencer Thomas Stotlar of Benton; two sisters, Sara (Kenneth) Hanshaw of Murphysboro and Lara Vickers of Mt. Prospect, IL; one brother, Caleb (Melissa) Sweazy of Memphis, TN; five nephews, Clinton Hanshaw, Beau Hanshaw, Max Vickers, Thomas Vickers, Declan Sweazy and one niece, Ollie Sweazy.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Services will be privately held.

Memorials may be made to the Benton/West City Ministerial Alliance and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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