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Florence Bentley

July 14, 2012
Morning Journal News

WELLSVILLE - Florence M. Bentley, 80, of Wellsville, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at her home.

She was born May 17, 1932, in Follansbee, W.Va., the daughter of the late Louis H. and Hazel R. (Bailey) Hoskins.

Florence's family moved to Chester in 1939. She attended Allison Country School, Chester Central, and then graduated from Chester High School in 1950. She was employed for TK Roofing, Saline Oil and Supply, and most recently as a treasurer for Southern Local School District before retiring in 1983. She was a member of Salineville Legion Auxiliary Post 442 and the Ladies Auxiliary for Salineville Fire Department.

Florence was preceded in death on October 5, 2001, by her husband, Robert J. Bentley, whom she married March 26, 1954.

Survivors include three daughters: Lenora R. Giles and her husband Larry of Wellsville, Rita M. David of East Liverpool, and Susan A. Hilditch and her husband Jay of Wellsville; two sons: Robert M. Bentley of East Liverpool, and John H. Bentley and his wife Jana of Wellsville; and two sisters: Dolores M. Conkle and her husband Roy of Georgetown, Pa., and Eleanor M. Salter of Rogers. Also surviving are three granddaughters: Theresa Hilditch, Larissa Betteridge, and Cheyenne Bentley; seven grandsons: Leonard David, Jr., Robert David, Jacob Horner, Joshua Horner, Robert Matthew Bentley, Harrison Bentley, and Joshua Bentley; four great-granddaughters: Madlynn David, Olivia David, Mikaela David, and Alayna Bentley; and two great-grandsons: Kollin David and Kaleb Tallent.

In addition to her parents and husband, Florence was preceded in death by one sister: Anna R. Robinson; and one brother: Louis H. Hoskins, Jr.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Roberts Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Wagner of Pleasant Heights Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will follow in Highlandtown Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville.

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