Marcella F. Bentrup, 78

Marcella F. Bentrup, 78

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Marcella F. Bentrup, 78, of Staunton passed away at 9:20 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Cottage Hills, a daughter of the late James Sr. and Sophia (Adams) Skaggs. She married Kenneth E. Bentrup on May 25, 1963, in Carpenter; he preceded her in death on March 9, 2009.

Mrs. Bentrup graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1958. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Staunton and the Mary and Martha Quilting Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Cindy Lytle of Gillespie and Cheri (husband Andrew) Houha of Oak Park; a son, Kevin Bentrup of Staunton; five grandchildren, Tyler (Brianna) Lytle, Austin Lytle, Elaine Houha, Bradley Houha and Lindsey Houha; a sister, Nora Suhre of Virginia, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Lorene Uhe of Alhambra; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James Skaggs Jr., Lee Skaggs and Virgil Skaggs; a sister, Juanita Henfling; and a son-in-law, Rob Lytle.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until services at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 5, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, with Rev. Gail Joiner officiating. Burial was in Spangle Cemetery near Livingston.

Memorials may be made to Celtic Hospice or Spangle Cemetery.

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