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Carolyn Benhart

11/19/1943 - 10/6/2019

PEKIN ~ Carolyn Pearl Benhart, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Pekin Manor.

Born November 19, 1943 in Peoria to Richard and Corena (Klems) Quinn, she married Marvin Benhart on August 27, 1955. He died May 24, 2016 in Florida. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are one daughter, Shannon Redding of San Jose; one son, Charles Benhart of Florida; two grandchildren, Sabrina (John) Miller of Pekin and Brandon Redding of Indiana; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Avery and several siblings.

A homemaker, Carolyn had worked at Wal-Mart in Florida for 11 years.

Carolyn enjoyed sewing, crocheting and had a love for horses. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.

Cremation will be accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be given to Easterseals Central Illinois, 507 Armstrong Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603-3201.

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