Gary Dean Nave

April 26, 1936 ~ July 5, 2020 (age 84)


Gary Dean Nave, 84, of Benton passed away Sunday morning July 5, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Gary was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma on April 26, 1936, the son of Carl & Edna (Suenram) Nave.

Mr. Nave married Patricia Unger at St. Adrian's Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1956.

Gary was a huge Hunter & Fisherman. He loved being in his boat. Gary was a pround Veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. Nave is survived by his:

Wife of 63 years: Patricia Nave of Benton


Monica Ryan of Chicago

Michelle Caffero of Chicago

Mary Nave-Wurtz & husband Brian of Highland Park, IL


Elizabeth Ryan

Joe Ryan

Matt Ryan

Nicole Caffero-Garcia

Rene Caffero

Sophia Nave-Quartararo

1 Great Grandchild: Angelina Del-Cid

Mr. Nave was preceded in death by a Son-James Dean Nave and by his Parents.

A Private Memorial service for the immediate family will be held.

Mr. Nave's family invites you to a drive thru/walk thru Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 18th at 311 South Pope Street in Benton. There will be a register book there and the family encourages you to sign it. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital or to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Drive Thru/Walk Thru
July 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Mr. & Mrs. Nave's Home
311 South Pope Street
Benton, IL 62812


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

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