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Alvin "Ben" Pence

September 14, 1954 ~ July 19, 2022 (age 67)


Alvin “Ben” Pence, age 67, of St Paris, OH passed away on July 19, 2022 in Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio.

Born on September 14, 1954, he was the son of the late Richard and Imogene (Drum) Pence.

Ben is survived by three children, Ben (Kim) Pence, Jr of St Paris, Jessica Sullivan of Florida, Amanda Wallen of Springfield, seven grandchildren, Zach Holbrook, Vanessa Wallen, Donovan Holbrook, Victoria Pence, Paulette Foster, Levi Sweringen and Lexi Sweringen, eight great grandchildren, Ryker, Apollo, Dallas, Brantley, Brooklyn, Braxton, Nila, and Maryjane.  In addition to his parents, his brother, Charles Pence preceded him in death.

He graduated from Graham High School in 1972.  Ben worked for the railroad and then he became a firefighter and EMT.  He served the Saint Paris community for over 43 years.

Visitation for friends and family will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, St. Paris, Ohio. The Knights of Pythias # 344 will have a service beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home, followed by Fireman’s services with Chaplain Jeremy Spence presiding. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris, Ohio.

Donations in memory of Ben may be made to JSP Fire and EMS District, P.O. Box 648, St. Paris, Ohio 43072 or to the K of P #344, 112 ½ S. Springfield Street, St. Paris, Ohio 43072.

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July 23, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 S. Springfield Street
Saint Paris, OH 43072

The Knights of Pythians
July 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 S. Springfield Street
Saint Paris, OH 43072


JSP & EMS District
P.O. Box 648, St. Paris OH 43072

K of P
112 1/2 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris OH 43072

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