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Kelly Jo Benavides

Kelly Jo (Pettet) Benavides, 54, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 in her home. She is survived by her parents: Harold and Judy (Smith) Wright of Lewistown. Her children: Billy (Ashley Larck) Benavides, Quentin (Amber Anderson) Wyant, and J.R. (Samantha Wirebaugh) Wyant, “adopted” children, and her beloved grandchildren; Her brothers: Guy, Glenn, and William Pettet and Glenn Wright and her sisters: Connie Sears and 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. In accordance with Kelly’s wishes the family will be hosting a Celebration of her Life starting at 11 a.m., with a short memorial service and time of sharing at 12 noon on Sunday, January 7 at the Big Horse Vineyards at 11603 N County 9 Hwy, Lewistown. 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

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