Gary Wayne Kearney

April 30, 1950 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 70)


Gary Wayne Kearney, 70, of Benton passed away Monday night January 18, 2021 at SSM Health Good Samaritan in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Kearney was born in McLeansboro, IL on April 30, 1950, the son of James William & Estelee (Odom) Kearney.
Gary married Marilyn (Pope) on January 1, 2002 and she survives.
Mr. Kearney was a retired farmer and loved his quail hunting preserve business which he operated in Macedonia for 10 years. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Macedonia. Mr. Kearney enjoyed hunting his whole life.
Mr. Kearney is survived by his:
Wife: Marilyn Kearney of Benton
2 Children:
Bryce Kearney of Macedonia
Blake Kearney of Benton
2 Step-Daughters:
Amber Tieffel & husband Jason of Benton
Brooke Holderfield & husband Lonnie of Marion
Grandchildren: Peyton Tieffel & Mason Tieffel
Sister: Judy Neal & husband Keith of Macedonia
2 Nephews:
Bryon Neal & wife April of Sedalia, MO
Brady Neal of Macedonia
2 Great-Nephews: Barrett & Blane
1 Great-Niece: Kylie
Mr. Kearney was preceded in death by his Parents.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Thursday, January 21st at the Liberty-Ridlin Cemetery in Macedonia with Rev. Keith Neal & Rev. Mike Cash officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 21st at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. 
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January 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Graveside Service
January 21, 2021

12:30 PM
Liberty-Ridlin Cemetery
14376 Liberty Road
Macedonia, IL 62860


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