Ruth Carolyn Bentley, 85, Kokomo, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Ruth was born Aug. 16, 1932, in Howard County to her parents, Edgar and Emmagene (Newton) Atkinson. Ruth married Jim Bentley on Aug. 21, 1954, in Oakford, Indiana.
Ruth is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Jim Bentley; sons, Phillip (Sue) and Craig Bentley; daughter, Connie Bentley; brothers, Wayne (Barbara) and David (Sue) Atkinson. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Zack Bentley, Melissa Taylor, Danielle McKinney, Chris, Keith, Adam Bentley, and Julie Flick; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren on the way; and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth graduated from Sharpsville High School, Class of 1951. She enjoyed gardening, puzzles, camping, traveling, and spending much time with her grandchildren.
The family would like to extend appreciation to the staff of Century Villa for their compassionate care for Ruth over the past weeks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Emmagene, and brother, James Atkinson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, with visitation one hour prior and from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday March 4, 2018, all at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, with Pastor Chris Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at Albright Cemetery.
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Published on March 1, 2018