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Virgie Benak

May 5, 1931 — August 24, 2020


Virgie Coreen Benak, 89, of Smithland, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Virgie was a waitress and loved to be in the kitchen cooking. She was a member of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church and enjoyed spending time with her church family.

Virgie is survived by two sons, David (Dianne) Shadle and Thomas Allen (Regina) Shadle; six siblings, George Buford Jr., Marvin Buford, Claire Quetermous, Peggy Monroe, Betty Hale, and Martha Burroughs; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and several other loved ones.

Preceding Virgie in death is her husband, Michael Benak; her parents, George Sr. and Helen Buford; three brothers, Thomas Buford, Gene Buford, and Dale Buford; and three sisters, Dorothy Lawless, Mary Anglie, and Norma Jean Buford.

A graveside service will be held Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:00 am for Virgie at Cothran Cemetery with Sister Judy Warren officiating.

Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virgie Benak, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

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