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David Bening

David Bening

David Bening

David Bening

Mr. David Bening of Addieville, IL departed this life at his residence surrounded by his family on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:16 A.M. He had attained the age of 59 years, 11 months and 1 day.

David was born in Belleville, IL on June 10, 1960 the son of Norbert and LaVerne (nee Ostendorf) Bening. He was united in marriage to Kay Shumate in the Olive Branch Lutheran Church in rural Okawville, IL on August 28, 1999 and she survives his passing.

Dave was a 1978 graduate of Okawville High School. Following graduation, he chose to continue the Bening family farming legacy. Mr. Bening was a faithful and dedicated member of the Olive Branch Lutheran Church, having served on many church committees. He was a compassionate member of his community and a friend to many. Dave was truly passionate about farming. In his spare time he also enjoyed helping out at Waller’s Market. He was a loving father, brother, son and grandfather and loved spending time with his family.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Kay Bening of Addieville; four children, Steven Tooley and wife Erin of Okawville, Natasha Jarden and husband Robert of Okawville, Emily Bening and William Bening both still at home in Addieville; his mother, LaVerne Bening of Okawville; five grandchildren, Alexis, Anya and Addilyn Jarden and Eva and Daniel Tooley; a brother, Gary Bening of Okawville; two sisters, Kathy Bening of Okawville and Jill Ehret and husband Edward Jr. of Nashville, IL; aunts, uncles, cousins as well as a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norbert Bening; his paternal grandparents, William and Adele Bening; and his maternal grandparents, William and Emma Ostendorf.

Due to Covid-19 health concerns, a private funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Olive Branch Lutheran Church Bening Memorial Fund and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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