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Monday, February 1, 2021

Obituary - Ray Bennight

Owen Ray Bennight, 82, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Freeman West in Joplin, MO. Ray was born March 21, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA.

Ray was owner/operator of B & R Furniture in Nevada from 1974 – 1998. He enjoyed wood working, had a passion for restoring old cars and frequenting car auctions, and was always known to be hands on with family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Betty of the home, he is survived by three daughters, Sherry Bennight, Evansville, IN, Cindy Bennight, Pierce City, MO, and Kathy Edwards (Jim), Nevada, MO; five grandchildren, Joshua Person (Sarah), Liberty, MO, Jason Wilson (Lynne), Evansville, IN, Andrew Person (Beth), Independence, MO, Christopher Smith, Greenwood, MO, and Laura Person, Pierce City, MO; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Patricia Houser, Nevada; several nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, two sisters, his mother-in-law, and father-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 12-1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

*** Those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.