Benny Alan Baran, Sr., 77 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:56 am at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. He was born on December 25, 1940 in Georgetown, IL the son of Ben and Pansy (Burch) Baran. Benny was a military veteran as he proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  He later worked as a coal miner for the Peabody Coal Company for over 30 years at Mine #10 in Pawnee/Kincaid IL.  He retired from Peabody as a Mine Manager in 1994. Benny married Edith Duquenne on February 23, 1963.  They enjoyed traveling the country together in their RV, watching television, and playing cards with his friends and family members.  Benny was well known for his polite manner and good-natured sense of humor.   
He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Edith Baran of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Benny Jr. (Sue) of Springfield, IL; Tim (Jody) of Las Vegas, NV; and Bruce (Brenda) Pearson of Jackson, MO; Grandchildren: Bryan, Bridget, Matthew, Ariel, and Mason; Great-Grandson: Andrew; Brothers: Richard Baran of Burlington, WA and Jim (Sandra) Baran of Springboro, OH; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. The Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with military graveside honors. 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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