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Cody Matthew Spani

May 14, 1996 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 27) 27 Years Old

Cody Spani Obituary

Cody Matthew Spani, age 27, of New Baden, Illinois and formerly of Benton; passed away at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois.

Cody was born on May 14, 1996, in Carbondale, Illinois; the son of Steven Leroy Spani and Ruby Ann (Galloway) Spani.

He was a graduate of Benton Consolidated High School.

Cody enjoyed fishing, going hiking, playing with his toys, listening to music, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his father Steven L. Spani of Benton, Illinois, a sister Tina Spani of Carbondale, Illinois, a brother Steven L. Spani, Jr. of Benton, Illinois, three nephews: Dametrious Avant, Lyrix Avant, and Dre’vyon Moore all of Carbondale, Illinois, an Aunt Michelle Akpore of Peoria, Illinois, and an Uncle Mike Blair and wife Nancy Daum of Benton, Illinois, and a loving Uncle Donnie Blair, also of Benton.

He was preceded in death by his mother Ruby Ann Blair, an Aunt Diane Reginatto, and his paternal and maternal grandparents: Phillip and Diane Spani, Jim and Ruby Blair.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Ryan Mulvaney officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with the expenses and will be accepted at the Leffler Funeral Home 401 East Main Street, Benton, Illinois 62812.

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December 9, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


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