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Kelly Jo Benavides

Birth Date: January 10, 1963
Death Date: December 16, 2017

Kelly Jo (Pettet) Benavides, 54, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 in her home.

She is survived by her parents: Harold & Judy (Smith) Wright of Lewistown. Her children: Billy (Ashley Larck) Benavides, Quentin (Amber Anderson) Wyant, & J.R. (Samantha Wirebaugh) Wyant, “adopted” children, and her beloved grandchildren (all of Decatur); Her brothers: Guy, Glenn, & William Pettet & Glenn Wright and her sisters: Connie Sears & Gloria Simmons (Pettet); Debbie Moore, Mary Ballard, Ruth Lippert, Karen Kamerad, Joleen Swearingen (Wright) and beloved nieces and nephews, as well as, many dear friends locally and across the nation. She is preceded in death by her father, Bill Pettet, and beloved dog, Cinder.

From Kelly’s wishes, the family is hosting a Celebration of her Life @ 1:00 PM to ?, with a short memorial service and time of sharing TODAY Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Eagle’s Lodge 507 at 602 W King St, Decatur. Hosted by the Decatur Chapter #36 Women of the Moose – as Kelly was their Senior Regent (president). In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the wishes of the family payable to the Kelly Benavides Memorial Fund in C/O Busey Bank, 2505 N Water St, Decatur, IL 62526 or online at (to help with final expenses).

Please send condolences and share memories at

Celebration of Life
December 30, 2017
1:00 pm
Eagles Lodge 507
602 W King St Decatur, IL
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  1. Our prayers and thoughts are with each one of you during this difficult time. Becky, Terry Black ,Bobby,Terri and Alberta Burgett.

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