Gloria L. Bentley
Bucyrus - Philippians 4:6-7 states "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." That verse is what Gloria Bentley lived by. Gloria L. Bentley, 94, of Bucyrus passed into the Lord's presence on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at her son's home surrounded by her family.
She was born in the spring of 1926, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late Earl and Cora (Boot) Miller. Gloria married Robert F. Bentley on September 2, 1950 and they were married 26 years until his passing on November 25, 1976.
Gloria was a devoted Christian and an active member of the Bucyrus First Alliance Church in Bucyrus and was involved in numerous groups.
Her family was the center of her life and she made sure no one went away hungry from holiday or reunion meals. She put her family first her entire life - her courage and determination never waivered even when faced with raising the four youngest children on her own after Robert's death. She was an inspiration to both family and friends who knew her well.
She is survived by her seven children; Noli Kay Bentley of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mark (Claudia) Bentley of Lexington, Ohio, Gayle (Allan) Bentley-Orashan of Kent, Ohio, Karen (Don) LeMoine of Wake Forest, North Carolina, David Todd (Cinda) Bentley of Lebanon, Ohio, Paul Bentley of Dayton, Ohio, James (Dawn) Bentley of North Royalton, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Martin and sister Marjorie (Miller) Dryer.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Bucyrus First Alliance Church, 1955 Hopley Avenue Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. A funeral service honoring her life will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Bill Strader officiating.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bucyrus First Alliance Church or Avita Hospice through the funeral home.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Gloria Bentley, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
Posted online on December 20, 2020