|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1918|
|Death: ||May 21, 2008|
STELLA M. BENTLEY, 90, of Keytesville, Mo died May 21, 2008 at her home in Keytesville. Stella was born August 27, 1918 in Brookfield, MO the daughter of Henry and Eola (Tapscott) Dye. She married Jesse Bentley on December 25, 1935 in Keytesville, MO during the Great Depression. They were blessed with two boys Jesse Everett Bentley, July 20th 1940 and Richard Allen Bentley, August 13, 1946.
She left Keytesville in 1947 and moved to California where she worked packing fruit; she lived there until 1950. Then moved to Kansas City, MO, where she worked at Luce Luggage, and then went to Neval Luggage for a while. She then worked for Wilcox Electric making transmitters and receivers for airplanes on government contracts. Northrop Electronics bought out Wilcox and she worked there until 1981, at that time she came back to Keytesville, MO and retired. She was a former member of the Lacleade United Methodist Church and attended the Keytesville United Methodist Church.
Stella is survived by her husband Jesse W. Bentley of the home; a son Jesse E. Bentley and wife Billlie of Keytesville; four grandchildren Tina Widmer of Keytesville, Richard E Bentley of Keytesville, Stephen Bentley of Independence, MO, Richard A. Bentley of Independence, MO; seven great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her mother Eola Dye in 1934, her father Henry E. Dye in 1970 at the age of 80, her son Richard Allen Bentley in 1981 at the age of 31, and a sister Estel Dye.
Memorial gravesides services with inurnment are Saturday, May 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Asbury Cemetery, with Rev. Richard Bentley and Rev. Janet Dellinger officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury Cemetery Association.
Obituary from Summerville Funeral Home
Jesse Bentley (1915 - 2010)*
Richard A. Bentley (1946 - 1981)*
Asbury Methodist Cemetery
Created by: C. Coy
Record added: May 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27094045
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