Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Geraldine Mae Bentz Obituary

Contributed by Bonnie Ryan

The Review

Thursday January 21, 2008, pg. 5A

EAST LIVERPOOL – Geraldine Mae Bentz, 96 of Shadyside Road, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at Nentwick Convalescent Home.

Born in East Liverpool on Feb. 25, 1911, a daughter of the late Henry and Grace Bentz, she lived in Salineville from the age of three months until 1942, moving to East Liverpool at that time.

She worked at J. C. Penney’s, retiring in 1976. Before that she worked at Moore’s Furniture and at one time was employed at Homer Laughlin China Co.

A 1929 graduate of Salineville High School, she attended Central Bible Institution in Springfield, Mo.

As a member of the Assembly of God in Wellsville, she did evangelistic work within the church with her sister, Yvonne Jackson. She also pastured churches in Bergholz, Midland, and East Liverpool at one time.

Survivors include two sisters, Loretta Grundy, at home and Yvonne Jackson, and her husband Pastor Kenneth Jackson, also at home.

Also surviving is a brother, Forrest Bentz and his wife Vivian of Akron, along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twin sisters, Verna and Vera.

The Rev. Dan Holloway is to conduct services at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Dawson Funeral Home, where friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Burial is to be in Woodland Cemetery in Salineville. Following the services, family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center.

View this obituary and send condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.

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