Donnie G. Benedict

Donnie Gene Benedict, 78, of Columbia passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at home surround by his loving family.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson St., Columbia, MO 65203.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Jacksonville State Veterans Cemetery.  He was born July 29, 1934 in Columbia to the late Louis and Evelyn (Stone) Benedict.  Donnie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joyce of the home, two sons Dennis (Sue) and Chris (Joy), two daughters, Sheila (Jim) and Terri (Mark) as well as 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by one brother and one sister.


  1. Angela Erby on March 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

    May God Bless you in your time of Need. weeping may endure for a night joy will come in the morning. The Staff at Act.

  2. Yvonne Dittmer on March 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Joyce, I’m so sorry to learn about Donnie’s death. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. Rhonda Voorheis on March 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and comfort you. Praying for you and your family at this time.

  4. matthew benedict on March 19, 2013 at 9:28 am

    our condolence from your Illinois cousins bless you and your whole family

  5. Melissa Tiffany on March 19, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Aunt Joyce and kid’s, my family is keeping you in our prayers.
    May God give you comfort and strength during this time of sorrow. I love all of you!

  6. Allen and Rena Winn on March 19, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Dennis, and Sue, we were very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that he rests in the arms of angels, feeling no pain or worries. I do wish it hadn’t happened so close to your birthday. You now have one of the best guardian angels ever. Love to you all.

  7. Jeannie (Benedict) and George Miller on March 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. We could not be there for the funeral. My father was Wilson Benedict.

  8. Rick Carter on May 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Both Esther Kay and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Donnie.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Rick and Esther

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