Oglesby, Jr., Benjamin "Benny" N.

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM

Visitation Location:
American Legion Post 297, Union, MO

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009.
Time: 6:30 PM

Service Location:
American Legion Post 297, Union, MO


Memorials / Donations:
Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation

Benjamin Newman Oglesby, Jr., known to most as Benny, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life on Saturday, October 10, 2009, in Creve Coeur, MO, having reached the age of fifty-four years, five months and twenty-four days. Ben was born in St. Louis, MO, on April 16, 1955, son of Benjamin Newman Oglesby, Sr. and Betty Oglesby nee Isbell. On January 9,1981, he. was united in marriage to Deborah Celeste McKean nee Bayless and their families were joined as one.

Ben is survived by his wife, Deborah Oglesby of St. Clair, MO; by one son, Jonathan M. McKean and wife, Kylie, of Union. MO; by two daughters, Celeste Moore and husband, Damon, of High Ridge, MO and Carrie Oglesby of Union; by his parents, Benjamin N. Oglesby, Sr. and wife, Betty, of Gerald, MO; by one brother, James Oglesby and wife, Sue, of Gerald; by three sisters, Kim Burkhart and husband, John, of Gerald, Tina Oglesby of St. Clair and Sherry Graham of Owensville, MO; by four grandchildren, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephew, cousins, other relatives and many friend.

Ben was a Christian and believed is his Lord as Savior. During his working years, he was employed as a carpenter in commercial construction and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 1839 of St. Louis. Ben. was also a past member of the Moose Lodge in Union, MO. Ben was proud to have served his country in the United States Navy, entering July 21, 1972 and receiving his honorable discharge on September 10, 1974. was. Ben was an outgoing man with many hobbies and interests. He was an avid racing fan and loved riding Harley motorcycles. Hunting and fishing were other favorite pastimes, as was woodworking. He was a family man and nothing made him happier than the time shared with his family.

A kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, son, brother, brother-in-law, grandfather, nephew, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial services were held at 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the American Legion Post 297 in Union, MO. Memorials may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. The Oglesby was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.