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Stephen R. Satterfield, 65, of Benton, IL, passed away at 9:15 a.m., on Friday, September 22, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 15, 1952, to Edgar and Louise (Williams) Satterfield in McLeansboro, IL. Stephen worked as the Illinois Manager of Land and Leases for International Coal Group. He married the former Eileen Hill on June 13, 1981, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mt. Vernon, IL, and she survives. Stephen and Eileen lived in Benton, IL.

Stephen was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. He was an artist specializing in oil painting and had galleries in several different cities. He enjoyed collecting and selling antiques, and had a passion for music. He served as a volunteer for the Benton Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.

Mr. Satterfield is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Eileen Satterfield, one daughter, Morgan Hanke and husband Jonathan of Marion, IL; two sons, Landon Satterfield and wife Sally of Vienna, IL, and Mason Satterfield of MI; grandchildren, Owen and Maren Hanke; his mother, Louise Satterfield of McLeansboro, IL; and a sister, LeaAnn Sager and husband Jim, of Salem, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Satterfield.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., on Monday, September 25, 2017, at St. Joseph Church in Benton, with Fr. Joseph Trapp and Fr. Urban Osuji, officiating the services. Burial will follow the mass at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, IL.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Benton Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.
Published on September 25, 2017
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