Donna L. Benz 86 of Argenta, IL passed away 12:17 A.M. September 20, 2020 at her daughter’s home in DeWitt, IL.


Graveside Services will be 12:30 PM, Friday, September 25, 2020 at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL with Pastor T. J. Hahn officiating. Visitation will be 10 AM – 12:00 Noon at Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL.


Memorials may be directed to The Argenta Historical Society.


Donna was born December 21, 1933 in Argenta, IL the daughter of Fred H. and Mary Etta (Fullerton) Walker, Sr.  She married Robert L. “Spike” Benz February 19, 1953 in Piggott, AR. He passed away April 15, 1994.


Survivors include her children, David (Deana) Benz, Oreana, IL; Mary (Rick) Schenck, DeWitt, IL; 4 Grandchildren; 3 Great-Grandchildren; sisters:  Jean Kendall, Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Ruth Pierson, Tallahassee, FL; 6 nieces and 1 nephew also survive; as well as her special friends Roland and Donna Malone, Judy Smith, and Edwin and Kay Wallace. 


Donna was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, Robert Alan Benz and Randy L. Benz; and 1 brother, Fred H. Walker, Jr.


Donna worked at the Argenta Post Office – first as a clerk and then served as Postmaster.  She enjoyed “long” lunches with her friends.  Donna was a Tom Selleck fan and enjoyed listening to Country Music – especially Merle Haggard – as well as cooking and family get togethers.  Donna loved the town of Argenta and referred to it as “God’s Country”. 


The family would like to extend a special “Thank you” to Susan and April from DMH Hospice.

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