Benjamin F. "Ben" Forbis (1928 - 2014)


Benjamin F. "Ben" Forbis, 86, of Vandalia, formerly of Sefton Township, died on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Revs. Louis Frick and Don Thomas officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Forbis Cemetery in Sefton Township, rural Brownstown. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Forbis Cemetery or Emmanuel United Methodist Church in rural Brownstown. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Forbis was born on July 18, 1928, in rural Brownstown, the son of Guy and Myrna Lucille Powell Forbis. He married Audrey Mae LaPlant on Sept. 17, 1950, in Piggott, Ark.; she died on Jan. 13, 1996. He married Billyana Poe Dugan on Sept. 2, 2008, in rural Salem.
Survivors include his wife.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
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Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 28, 2014 to Jan. 7, 2015