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Benton P. Eastbourn, 93, St. Joseph, MO

Benton P. Eastbourn, 93, St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of Pinole, California died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at a local health care facility.

Benton P. Eastbourn, 93, St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of Pinole, California died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at a local health care facility.

He was born January 13, 1920 to Galen and Nannie (Pyles) Eastbourn.

Benton proudly served in the Army during WWII and The Korean Conflict and was honorable discharged as a Master Sergeant.  He later was a member of The American Legion in Pinole, California.  He worked for many years at the Hexel Corp and retired from the California State Highway Department.  Benton was a kind man who will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma in 2003; parents; brothers, Donald, Maurice, Robert and Carmen Eastbourn; and sisters, Margaret Quereau and Dorothy Eastbourn.

Survivors: sister, Nancy Nichols (John) St. Joseph, Missouri; sister-in-law, Peggy Eastbourn, Fair Oaks, California; and many nieces and nephews.

Private Memorial Graveside Services: Memorial Park Cemetery. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hands of Hope Hospice.   Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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