Margaret E. Benefiel | 1923 - 2012 | Obituary

Margaret E. Benefiel
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Margaret E. Benefiel

Born: December 19, 1923
Died: October 21, 2012

Margaret E. Benefiel, 88, of Freeport, died Sunday October 21, 2012, in her home.

Margaret was born on December 19, 1923 in Centralia, the daughter of George and Mildred (Thomas) Kalberkamp. On February 23, 1947, Margaret married Farrell E. Benefiel in Centralia.

Survivors include her husband; Ferrell Benefiel, of Freeport, two sons; Thomas (Nancy) Benefiel of Freeport and Terry (Susan) Benefiel, of Carbondale, three grandchildren; Justin of Pearl City, Seth and Eric of Carbondale, one great grandchild; Owen of Pearl City. Also surviving is one brother, James Kalberkamp of Bellville, Ill.

Mrs. Benefiel attended Williams Woods College from 1942 until graduating in 1946. Margaret was a homemaker. She was a member of Embury Methodist Church for 56 years. Mrs. Benefiel was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi.

Graveside Services for Margaret E. Benefiel will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:00 A.M. at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia with Pastor John Willis officiating. Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, is in charge of local arrangements. Online Condolences may be made at and

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