George N. Benefiel

November 25, 2023

George N. Benefiel 92, of Frankfort, died November 25, 2023 at Wesley Manor.  He was born January 2, 1931 in Frankfort, Ind. to Earl Otis & Sharlean Marahia (Ferguson) Benefiel.  He married Phyllis Tackett on May 7, 1949 in Frankfort and they have been married for 74 years.

George was a 1949 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He was a lifelong resident of Clinton County, moving to Florida in 2004 and then moved back home in July of 2018.  He was a contractor and owner of Benny’s Construction in Frankfort for 25 years, retiring in 1992.  He was a past member of New Hope Church, member of Colfax Masonic Lodge, where he was past master, member of the Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite. George enjoyed watching Nascar, loved to travel, has been to all 50 states and took a train across Mexico.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Wife: Phyllis Benefiel of Frankfort, Son: Gerald “Gary” Benefiel of North Fort Myers, 5 Grandchildren: Chris, Courtney, Carey, Andrea, Michael (Keshia Hurless) Benefiel, 3 Great-Grandchildren: Natalie, Ethan, Laura, He is also survived by siblings, extended family and friends

Preceded by:

his parents, two sons, Brian D. Benefiel and Charles “Chuck” Benefiel, daughters-in-law, Beverly Benefiel, Linda Benefiel, sisters, Vinnie Crews, Ann Lahee and Emma Benefiel and brother, John Benefiel.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “George N. Benefiel”

  1. Pam Cardinal D10 Raintree November 26, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    My sincere sympathy to the family of George. Each of you is in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Benjamin Stillwell November 26, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I remember Mr. Benefiel from Clinton Prairie High School. God bless you with wonderful memories and great friends and family to be with you as you go through this great loss.
    God grant you all the grace you need.

  3. Jane Arnold November 26, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    So sorry to hear. Many thoughts & prayers for the family.

    Jack & Jane Arnold
    Formerly at Raintree

  4. Jennifer November 26, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Aunt Phyllis and family, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle George. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs!
    – Jennifer Grotenhuis: daughter of the late Rita (Crews) and Jack Todd, granddaughter of Vinnie Crews.

  5. Kevin Pedigo November 27, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    I worked for George right out of High School in 1978. At the time I thought he was a little rough on me, only to realize years later he was just trying to teach a kid the way working was meant to be at the time. My condolences on your loss.

  6. William Koons November 30, 2023 at 8:26 am

    My heart goes out to the family I know that George was strong leader of the family I’ve known this for many years I worked for George once I thought he was really rough on me but as I found out after my mother married into the family he was just trying to show me the right way to do things. Phyllis we love you and our heart goes out to you and the rest of the family stay strong. Because that’s what George would want you to do.

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