Brian “Benny” K. Benefiel, 52, Petersburg, passed away February 27 th at
Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville.
Brian was born July 18 th , 1966 in Paoli, Indiana to William G. Benefiel and Carolyn
Taylor. He was a lifelong Petersburg resident. He was a miner at Peabody Coal
Mine. Spending time with his grandchildren was his favorite hobby. He was a
friend to everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Benefiel; his daughter, Jennifer Benefiel; his son,
Keith Benefiel (Aly); one sister, Valerie Carter (Gary); two brothers, Michael
Benefiel (Brandy), and Cory Benefiel; 6 grandchildren, Megan, Logan, Ryeli, Elaina,
Loraina, and Trystan; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Carolyn Benefiel, and his
nephew, Jason Carter.
Services were held at 2 PM on Monday, March 4, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg with visitation from 10 AM until service time. Burial was
at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care.