Ben Music, 88

Ben Frank Music, 88, North Manchester, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones at 11:06 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.

Ben was born on Nov. 14, 1929, in Bonanza, Ky., to George and Hattie (England) Music.

Ben worked many years for Wabash County State Highway Department, retiring in 1990.

He is survived by his beautiful wife, Mary Belle (Barrett) Music that he cherished of 47 years of marriage. Daughters Kathy (Oscar) Dingess of North Manchester, Connie (Mark) Logsdon of North Manchester; sons Don Skeens (Tracy Eubank) of North Manchester, Jack (Carrie) Skeens of Valparaiso; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a sister Helen Yentes of North Manchester.

Ben was preceded in death by both of his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and a great-granddaughter.

Ben will be deeply missed by many friends and his loved ones.

Services will be held Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Friends and family may call from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary.

Pastor JP Freeman will officiate and burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester.

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Posted on 2018 Aug 24