Posted on September 7, 2021
Benny Allen Stutesman, 63, Oblong, died at 4:29 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County.
He was born May 21, 1958 in Terre Haute, the son of Robert Lee Stutesman and Viola Mae Zurfluh Stutesman.
On March 6, 1989 he married Cathy Jo Hollingsworth at Island Grove Baptist Church in rural Martinsville.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years Cathy Hollingsworth Stutesman, Oblong; son, Brian Allen Stutesman, Oblong; brothers, Ronald E. Stutesman and wife Rebecca Ring Stutesman, Casey and Robert E. “Bobby” Stutesman and wife Melinda Durnal Stutesman, Casey; uncle, Walter Zurfluh, Pasadena, Calif.; many nephews, nieces,
great nephews and nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Adolph and Lena Ryser Zurfluh and Everett and Rosa Clapp Stutesman; his parents, Bob and Viola Stutesman; uncles, Don Stutesman and Larry Zurfluh and aunts,
Florence Smith and Marie Else.
Benny was a 1976 graduate of Casey High School. He was a tow truck operator and worked with his brothers and their father in the family business Stutesman’s Garage, Auto Salvage and Towing. Benny and Cathy were faithful members
of the Island Grove Baptist Church as well as being active in several organizations; Benny was currently serving as church secretary. He was a member of the Ainad Shrine Temple, Casey Masonic Lodge 442, Clark County Shrine Club, Consistory MSA of Valley of Danville Scottish Rite and Past Worthy Patron of Areta Chapter 79 Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Markwell Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Island Grove Cemetery, rural Martinsville. Visitation will be held on Tuesday
evening 5-7 p.m. at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. by Casey Masonic Lodge 442.
Per CDC Guidelines, indoor masks and face coverings are required regardless of vaccination status in the facility. Attendees should also practice social distancing. Memorial donations may be made to Island Grove Baptist Church, 8642 N 1000th St., Martinsville, IL 62442.
To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, is in charge of the arrangements.
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