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Benton Robert Brakey

October 15, 1940 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 81)


Benton Robert Brakey, age 81 of Butler, Missouri passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.  He was born the son of Harry Murcell and Nelvajene Beard Brakey on October 15, 1940 at St. Joseph, Missouri.  Benton was a retired boilermaker with Local 83.  He enjoyed puzzles, sports and watching old westerns.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila on March 22, 2021.  Benton is survived by son, Shawn Brakey and wife, Bailey, stepdaughter, Veronika Spear and two stepsons, Danny and Michael Spear, twelve grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  

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