Paul Sileven, 78, of Benton, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, 2014 at his home.
Paul was born in Benton, IL on August 9, 1935, the son of Fred and Flora (Denham) Sileven.
He married Donna (Higgins) on February 6, 1955 in West Frankfort, and she preceded him in death on August 11, 2011.
Paul was a bodyman for Bert Baker Chevrolet and then for Taylor Motors.
He is survived by two daughters, Candy Schelsky, of Benton and Vera and husband Jerry Bruce, of Benton; five grandchildren, Vickie Karrick and husband William, Greg Abbott and wife Angela, Amos E. Abbott and wife Malerie, Stacia Sloan and husband Andy and Amy Kolodziej and husband Johnny.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Alissa, Megan, April, Andrew, Christian, Aleesha, Emma, Caitlyn, Caden, Cameron, Tensley Mae Sloan and Sandler Dash Sloan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister, Violet Simpson and by an infant brother, Virgil Leon Sileven.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Harol Whitlock officiating. Burial will be in Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Friday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.