Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home

2408 West Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL


Cleon "Ben" L. Beneventi

December 24, 1936August 9, 2019

Cleon "Ben" L. Beneventi, 82, of Dunlap, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at his home.

He was born December 24, 1936 in Amboy, MN the son of Eugene and Lois (Henslin) Beneventi. He married Beverly Beck on Nov. 6, 1954 in Eveleth. She preceded him in death on June 19, 2019, also preceding him in death were his parents, a son Mark Beneventi and a brother, Jerry Beneventi.

Surviving are his three children: Michael (Sandy) Beneventi of East Peoria, Scott (Marcia) Beneventi of Peoria, Cheryl (Tom) Bohannan of Dunlap, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

Cleon served in the Army National Guard and worked for CILCO as a pipefitter and later as a manager in the gas department until retiring after 38 years in 1992. Cleon was a member of the Hanna City Sportsman Club, the CILCO Blue Lakes Club, the Long Lakes Preservation Association and Bradley Aviation. He received his pilots license in 1996 and enjoyed flying, fishing, hunting, Blueberry Pie, and spending summers with his family at their cabin in northern Wisconsin on Long Lake.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Rev. Jack Thompson will officiate.

Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens following the services.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. You may view Cleon's obituary online at www.woosley-wilton.com


  • Lois Henslin Beneventi, Mother (deceased)
  • Eugene Beneventi, Father (deceased)
  • Beverly Beck Beneventi, Wife (deceased)
  • Michael (Sandy) Beneventi, Son
  • Scott (Marcia) Beneventi, Son
  • Cheryl (Tom) Bohannan, Daughter
  • Mark Beneventi, Son (deceased)
  • ~ Ten ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ Ten ~, Great-grandchildren
  • Jerry Beneventi, Brother (deceased)
  • Cleon was preceded in death by his parents, wife Beverly, son Mark and brother Jerry

  • Jacob Bohannan
  • Nick Bohannan
  • Eric Beneventi
  • Matt Beneventi
  • Josh Beneventi
  • Frank Schapmire

  • St. Jude Midwest Affiliate



  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019


  • Burial, Reception Following Services


Cleon "Ben" L. Beneventi

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Doreen Severin

August 14, 2019

Cheryl and Family

My sincere sympathies to your and your family with the loss of your dear Father and Mother. Keep your memories close to your heart. Prayers to all. Doreen Severin

Abby Hulick Humbles

August 13, 2019

Most sincere sympathy and love from the Humbles Family. Many fond memories of both your parents when we were small. During our sleepovers on Hayward, we little girls would be in the kitchen with Bev getting a snack, I remember Your dad sitting in his big chair in the living room and calling out for his Bev. He spoke so sweetly calling her “Oh Bev, Honey!” Those two lovebirds! May they be happy together wrapped in our Father’s loving embrace.

Terry Tate

August 11, 2019

Cheryl and Tom,
Our condolences on the passing of your Dad. I have great memories of "Boz" both as a fellow CILCO employee, doing some tree work for him privately in his backyard on Montclair, and pheasant hunting with him and Tom out around Eureka when we were all a lot younger.
We are so sorry for the loss of both of your parents in too short a period. Take comfort in knowing that they were wonderful people who touched many lives.
Terry & Kathy