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Posted on Mar 18, 2017

Obituary: Audrey Beth Benz

Audrey Beth Benz, 57, of Quincy, passed away on Feb. 20, 2017. She was born April 8, 1960, to Alice and James Covey in Des Moines, Iowa. She grew up in Napa Valley, Calif. and was the baby of eight children.
She met and married Dan Benz in San Diego, Calif., on June 30, 1978. They had two children, Shannon and Devon. She and Dan established their home together in Quincy, where she worked at a few of the community mainstream businesses. She loved kids and was there to support any who needed it.
She was well-liked and found a passion working at Pioneer Elementary School in the kitchen. She always had a great sense of humor and found a way to make us all laugh in any situation.
Audrey was a brave woman and fought through everything that came her way until the very end. She will be missed by so many but remembered for the high spirits she brought into the lives of so many.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, David Covey; and two sisters, Debra Burks and Ruby Mutzabaugh.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Benz; her two children, Shannon Long and Devon Benz, both of Quincy; two brothers, Ron and Jim Covey, both of Napa, Calif.; two sisters, Viki Kuhn of Oklahoma and Betty Hill of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

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