Charles D. & Linda D. Benefiel

October 24, 2015

Charles D. “Benny” Benefiel, 63, and Linda D. (Clark) Benefiel, 58, of rural Frankfort died Friday, October 23, 2015 at their home. Chuck was born in Frankfort, IN to George N. and Phyllis (Tackett) Benefiel on July 8, 1952. Linda was born in Lafayette, IN to George L. and Regenia (Rodarmel) Clark on May 8, 1957. Chuck and Linda were married on December 26, 1982.

Chuck graduated from Clinton Prairie High School in 1970 and also attended Ivy Tech. He had previously worked for Wabash National and since 2001 was employed in maintenance at Frito Lay. Chuck’s pride and joy were his family and his 1970 El Camino.

Linda graduated from Frankfort High School in 1976. She started working at Frito Lay in 1981 and was a processing operator at the time of her retirement this past summer. Since her retirement, she had been working part time at Menard’s in Lebanon. She was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God. She enjoyed motorcycle riding and woodworking.

Visitation and Services

Visitation for Chuck and Linda will be on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on October 30, 2015 at Cornerstone Assembly of God, 5641 W. Mulberry Jefferson Road, Frankfort, Indiana 46041. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Chuck and Linda may be made to Cornerstone Assembly of God.

Survived by:

They have two children, daughter Andrea (husband Jeff) Kessner of Frankfort and son Michael D. Benefiel of Mulberry. They have one granddaughter Natalie Reef of Frankfort. Chuck is also survived by his parents of Fort Myers, Florida and a brother Gerald “Gary” (wife Beverly) Benefiel of Daytona Beach, Florida. Linda is also survived by her father and stepmother, George and Phyllis Clark of Attica, sister Darla (husband Harold) Harper of Frankfort and brother David (wife Julie) Clark of Lafayette.

Preceded by:

a brother Brian Benefiel who died in December of 2004.


Leave your Condolences

31 Condolences for “Charles D. & Linda D. Benefiel”

  1. Deanna Sexton October 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I’m still in shock just like many of you. I had spoken to Benny that night at work. I can still see him walking in with that huge cup of his. I worked with Linda for years and before she went to the east plant we were very close. I pray that the family have strength through this horrible time. Fly high Benny and Linda you will be greatly missed.

  2. Don, Ute, Kevin, Mark Steven Devore October 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Our condolences in the loss of your dear parents, this is a terrible loss that words cannot express our feelings. All the best to your family.

  3. BJ & Mick Hromas October 27, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Dear Michael & Andrea… We cannot begin to tell you how very sorry we are in the deaths of your mom & dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family. You take care and if there’s anything we can do, you know where we are. Our best to all…BJ & Mick Hromas

  4. Kipp and Roseanna Bagshaw October 27, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of Linda and Benny.. Prayers for all of the families. We enjoyed working with both of them at Frito Lay and glad we could call them our friends for many years.. it is a terrible loss.

  5. Nikki Harrison October 27, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss …

  6. John & Darla Large October 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    To the family of Benn y& Linda, We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers & Hugs to all of you!!!

  7. Randy Rutherford October 27, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    My condolences to the entire families.

  8. Mike Curl October 27, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  9. Carolé Reed Talbert October 28, 2015 at 12:08 am

    May The Holy Spirit continue to comfort you all during this valley journey through which “He” will be with you every step of the way. And the times you feel that you cannot continue, “He” will carry you through until you all meet in glory! Much love in Jesus, The Reed Family: Robin, Joy Reed, Angelica & Carole Reed Talbert

  10. Dottie Stewart October 28, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Sorry for the loss to your family. I worked with Linda many years at Frito. Prayers to both of them.

  11. Phyllis Emens Hartley October 28, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Gone way to soon my friends. You will be missed

  12. William Koons October 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. Even though it’s been over 30 years, Chuck was my uncle by marriage. I know he’s with Brian showing off his car.

  13. Larry and Linda Motes October 28, 2015 at 8:52 am

    So sorry for the loss of your parents, may the Lord give you strength in this trying time.

  14. Wendy Benefiel Suits October 28, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Thoughts and prayers being sent from Tennessee.

  15. Patricia Eaton October 28, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I graduated from CP with Chuck. With Sympathy to Michael and Andrea

  16. Kevin Uerkwitz and family October 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the Benefiel and Clark family.
    May God comfort you in this time of need.

    Rev 21:4
    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
    and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
    nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
    for the former things are passed away.

  17. Joy Neal October 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    So saddened by your loss. Wonderful people and many memories. Prayers are with you all.

  18. Cindy & Bob Keyes October 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    We are members of New Hope Church and have been for 30 plus years. We have met some of the Benefiel’s over the years and know how important your family has been to the community. We are so very sorry for this loss and pray that God gives the family His peace and comfort at this time. May God bless your entire families.

  19. Lynn Painter October 28, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of your parents Mike and Andrea my thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

  20. Bob & Joanna Crews October 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Sorry for the loss of Chuck & Linda. He was a great cousin. Our prayers to the family.

  21. Mindy & Troy Lowery October 29, 2015 at 11:37 am

    We are very sorry for your loss. Although we had met once, it had given me great memories. After Andrea’s wedding, Charles took us over to the house to show us his Studebaker; Troy & Charles enjoyed talking about cars. It was a blessing to have met such a great family. I pray God sees you all through this. GOD BLESS

  22. Lynn and Jack Paddack October 29, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    So sorry we can’t be with you tonight, but know you all are in our thoughts and prayers!!

  23. Carol Williams October 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I was your babysitter when I lived in Manson. Prayers to you both.

  24. Ed and Jackie Smith October 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during your time if loss. We will continue to pray for you all. Your old Indiana neighbors.

  25. Sherri Bernhard October 30, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Benny, I will miss your big heart.

  26. Alan Gish October 30, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Chuck & Linda’s tragic deaths. They were great neighbors & friends. Sincerely Alan

  27. Tom & Ann Ohl October 30, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    We were so sorry to hear of Chuck & Linda’s passing. We so enjoyed talking to Chuck at car shows, he dearly loved his El Camino. They will be missed. Deepest condolences Tom & Ann

  28. Larry Sharp & Linda Barker Sharp (Class of ’70) October 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    May you dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Rest in peace, Chuck. Condolences to Gary and the rest of the family.

  29. Stephanie J. Teter October 31, 2015 at 10:40 am

    George and Phyllis, We just wanted to share our most heartfelt condolences to both of you and tell you how very sorry we are. Thinking of you both. Stevie and Ed

  30. Gilbert Automotive (Matthew Gilbert) November 2, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    On behalf of Gilbert Automotive, we give our sincerest condolences to the family of both Linda and Charles. Charles was a dedicated customer to us and we had the utmost respect for him and had fun working on the El Camino. Our thoughts and prayers go to each of you in this difficult time.

  31. Jenny Harris November 3, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Benefiel family,

    I did not know Chuck well, but I remember seeing him in the halls at CP. Chuck was a year behind me in school and he always seemed like a nice guy. I know your sorrow is huge at this time, but God sees your tears. As hard as this loss is to lose both parents at once I hope you can find a little bit of comfort knowing they went together and neither of them were left to go on in this life and grieve for their partner. I pray for God’s comfort and strength at this sad time for the children and family of Chuck and Linda.

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