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Goldsmith, Ben H.
Ben H. Goldsmith, 57, of 87 E. Osborne St, Bushnell, died at 4:45 pm Monday, May 16, 2011 at home.

He was born on November 13, 1953 in Moline, Ill., the son of Benjamin F. and Margaret Ruth (McMurl) Goldsmith. He married Millie Osborne on April 3, 1993 in Bushnell. She survives.

Ben is also survived by his mother, Margaret Ruth Beutin of Beardstown; sons, Jason (and Kristen) Goldsmith and Justin (and Stacie) Goldsmith of Winterset, Iowa, Rob (and Lisa) Goff and Bill (and Adri) Lockwood of Bushnell; daughter, Mary Ann Hulsey of Bushnell; sister, Anna K. Murk of Bushnell; 22 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, one sister Ruth M. Sipes, one brother Kenneth A. Goldsmith and one niece Wendy Sue Sipes.

He grew up in Beardstown and graduated from Beardstown High School. He attended Spoon River Community College for two years. He was a Navy Veteran. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. He has lived in Bushnell the past 17 years. He enjoyed old cars.

Cremation will be accorded. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Rev. Dan Brown will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Saturday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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