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Fey, Benard L.
Benard L. "Butch" Fey, age 82 of Abingdon, died at 10:35 pm Monday, September 5, 2011, at his home.

He was born on November 16, 1928, in Astoria, to Charles W. and Helen (Stoffer) Fey. He married Catherine E. Eileen Burke on July 4, 1953, in Galesburg. She preceded him in death on August 25, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard Burl Fey and his wife Betty; two sisters Marjorie Hull and her husband David, and Louise Metcalf and her husband Walt; and one brother-in-law, Roy Atkins.

Butch is survived by his five children, Diana (and Steve) Herriott of Sidney, Rebecca (and Dave) Dimmick of Murrayville, David (and Veronica) Fey of Quincy, James Fey of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Nancy (and Mike) Voiland of Garner, North Carolina; his seven grandchildren, Kristina Herriott of Fort Bliss, Texas, Matthew (and Samantha) Herriott of OFallon, Daniel Herriott of Normal, Samuel Dimmick of Fort Riley, Kansas, Emma, Chandler and Harrison Fey all of Quincy; his step granddaughter, Doria Voiland of New York, New York; his brother, Robert (and Carol) Fey of Mt. Prospect; his sister, Eileen Atkins of Lehigh Acres, Florida; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Dottie Chick of Avon.

He graduated from Abingdon High School in 1946. He served in the Army from August 12, 1953, to June 3, 1955, and was stationed at Arlington, Virginia. He later served in the Illinois National Guard for three and one-half years.

He owned and operated Feys Processing Service in Abingdon for 40 years. He was member and past secretary of the Abingdon Masonic Lodge #185. He was a past volunteer fireman for the Abingdon Fire Protection District. He was a member of the Avon United Methodist Church. Butch raised cattle and sheep for many years. He was a supporter of 4-H and paid for the pictures taken of the children and their animals that were shown at the Abingdon Fall Festival and Avon Fat Steer Show. He was a member of the Hi-Lo Saturday lunch bunch. He was known for his smile, his laugh, his ability to talk with anyone and for his habitual lateness (or for being the last one to arrive in the church pew).

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 10, 2011, at the Avon United Methodist Church. Rev. Trish Chapman will officiate. Burial will follow in the Abingdon Cemetery with military rites by Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Friday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with a Masonic service at 7:30 pm. Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Masonic Lodge. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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