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“Grandpa, We love you and miss you very much. You were the best grandpa ever Love you Alexia and Collin ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Alexia and Collin Blakeman - IL

“Ben,I love you with all my heart.And know that you will always be in my heart and will always be looking down on me and watching over me and every...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Jonathan Sklenka - Springfield, IL

“Bengie, you will always be in my heart and I will never forget you ever. Love, Debbie ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Jones - Springfield, IL

“Ben-You were a wonderful guy, you made all of us very happy and made this past year a great one! There are so many memories that i will never forget...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Melissa Sklenka - Springfield, IL

“You have always been such a kind and caring father and papa. We all have learned so much from you and are truly blessed to have been touched by your...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Charles Spiedel - Chatham, IL

“Benje was not only my brother but I felt we were like best friends. Thoughout school we hung out together. He with my friends and him with mine. ...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Hickman-Roberts - IL

“BEN i love you so much even though i havent told you that alot. you ARE like a dad to me. you have always been there for me through the tick and tin....Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Sarah Sklenka - sprinfield, IL

“Bengie,I am so glad you were a part of my life if I had never met you I would not have the memories we shared, and the two beautiful daughters and...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie - Springfield, IL

“My most sincere condolences go out to Ben's family. He was a very special man to many people and I know that he will be missed. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Matt Barnard - Edwardsville, IL

“Patty, Joe, Melissa, Angela, Sarah, and Jonathan...My heart goes out to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. We know too well the pain of...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Diane, Kevin, and Keith - Sherman, IL

“Dear Benjamin sorry we didn't have more time together, you were like a father to me.You helped me more than you'll ever know, and you believed in me...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Tony blakeman - Springfield, IL

“Jessica,Tyler,and Jackie, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad (and Tyler your grandpa.) I know how close you all were. Ben was always...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Marcy - Springfield, IL

“Ben, I love You so much, you were like a dad to me, i love you with all my heart... i will never forget you. I love you so much. Angela Rae...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Angela Sklenka - springfeild, IL

“DAD,I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOU WILL BE MISSED. I WILL NEVER FORGET EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR ME,TONY AND THE KIDS.WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.YOU WILL...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: JACKIE MOTLEY - SPRINGFIELD, IL

“To Benjy's family, My deepest and heartfelt sympathy's to all of you. I know he will be missed dearly. Take care and know in your heart that he will...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Sharon (Sherry) Berry - IL

“Bengie, You will be missed since you and Debbie remained good friends to all of us. I think that says alot about a man who can remain dear friends...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Charla Smith - Springfield, IL

“Dad, I miss you so much. You were the first man I ever loved. I love you with all of my heart. I am so thankful for the weekend we were able to...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Jessica Spiedel - Chatham, IL

“Ben, My True Love, God brought us together only one year ago, Looking back on all the special memories we shared together it seems as though we have...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Patty Sklenka - Springfield, IL

“I am so sorry, I didn't know Benji was ill. I will try to attend tomorrow evening, but with my work schedule and drive I may not make it. Please let...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Teresa (Motley) Rowland - Alton, IL

“We have always had so much love and respect for you, and that will never end. We will miss you greatly. With Love, Travis, Penny, Paige and...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Penny Motley - Springfield, IL

“We love you so much and will always remember you. You mean the world to us!!! ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Jessica Spiedel - Chatham, IL


Benjamin Wayne Motley, 46 of Andrew, died at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at St. John’s Hospital. Benjamin was born on July 29, 1959 in Decatur, the son of Charles and Patricia Fausman Motley. He was a graduate of Southeast High School and a U.S. Army Veteran where he received the Good Conduct Medal and Army Service Ribbon. He was a member of First Christian Church. He was employed as an over-the-road truck driver for Marten Transport Company. Benjamin was a loyal, compassionate and witty gentleman who loved spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. He also loved the outdoors, computers and reading. Benjamin was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles “Bud” Motley, Jr. He is survived by his two daughters: Jessica (husband, Chuck) Spiedel of Chatham and Jackie (fiancé, Tony Blakeman) Motley of Springfield; his fiancé, Patty Sklenka and her children: Joe, Melissa, Angela, Sarah and Jonathan Sklenka of Andrew;; six grandchildren: Tyler Motley, Lucas, Evan and Halle Spiedel all of Chatham and Alexia and Collin Blakeman of Springfield; brothers and sisters: Joy Campbell of Hannibal, MO, Janet (husband, Bud) Hickman-Roberts of Springfield, Deryl Motley of Springfield, Chris (wife, Mary Ann) Motley of Pleasant Plains, Candy Motley of Pawnee, Kelly (husband, Jim) Hibbs of Athens and Patrick (wife, Deborah) Motley of Springfield and several aunts and uncles and nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St. Springfield. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2006 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Rebecca Sundquist officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1305 Wabash, Suite J, Springfield, IL 62704. The family of Benjamin Wayne Motley is being served by Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St. Springfield.

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