In memory of
Mary Josephine Bentley
In memory of
Mary Josephine Bentley
BENTLEY, Mary Josephine Mary Josephine Ellis Bentley went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2020. Mary Jo was born in Dallas, Texas on January 15, 1923 to Robert Alvin Ellis and Myrtle Colbert Ellis. Raised in Dallas, Mary Jo moved with her family to Waco, Texas in 1939, where she and her beloved brother Robert "Bob" Ellis both attended Waco High School. Mary Jo was also the Centennial Queen Melody at the Texas Centennial. At Baylor University, Mary Jo was president of her sorority, Alpha Omega, and later secretary to Baylor President Governor Pat Neff. On November 10, 1951, Mary Jo married Clarence Bentley. They journeyed happily together for over 60 years. Active members of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Mary Jo and Clarence taught Sunday School, participated in mission trips and building projects, and were sponsors of the Clarion Choir. Mary Jo was charm itself. Her wonderful sense of humor and welcoming personality meant that everyone who knew her was immediately a friend. She was a beloved mother and a treasured grandmother, able to laugh, comfort, and celebrate life with family and friends. Her deep love of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ made her a strong example of a true woman of faith. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clarence, whose quiet, peaceful life in Heaven just got a bit noisier; also her parents, her brother Robert, and son-in-law, Greg DeBoard. She is survived by a daughter Sally DeBoard, and grandchildren, Robert and Emily, and a son Ellis Bentley, his wife Cathy, and grandchildren Hunter and Brayden, each of whom brought special joy to her life, as did many dear relatives and cherished friends. A celebration of her life will be held on June 13, 2020 at 11am in the historic sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse.
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Dallas, TX 75243
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In memory of
Mary Josephine Bentley
BENTLEY, Mary Josephine Mary Josephine Ellis Bentley went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2020. Mary Jo was born in Dallas, Texas on January 15, 1923 to Robert Alvin Ellis and Myrtle Colbert Ellis. Raised in Dallas, Mary Jo moved with her family to Waco, Texas in 1939, where she and her beloved brother Robert "Bob" Ellis both attended Waco High School. Mary Jo was also the Centennial Queen Melody at the Texas Centennial. At Baylor University, Mary Jo was president of her sorority, Alpha Omega, and later secretary to Baylor President Governor Pat Neff. On November 10, 1951, Mary Jo married Clarence Bentley. They journeyed happily together for over 60 years. Active members of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Mary Jo and Clarence taught Sunday School, participated in mission trips and building projects, and were sponsors of the Clarion Choir. Mary Jo was charm itself. Her wonderful sense of humor and welcoming personality meant that everyone who knew her was immediately a friend. She was a beloved mother and a treasured grandmother, able to laugh, comfort, and celebrate life with family and friends. Her deep love of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ made her a strong example of a true woman of faith. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clarence, whose quiet, peaceful life in Heaven just got a bit noisier; also her parents, her brother Robert, and son-in-law, Greg DeBoard. She is survived by a daughter Sally DeBoard, and grandchildren, Robert and Emily, and a son Ellis Bentley, his wife Cathy, and grandchildren Hunter and Brayden, each of whom brought special joy to her life, as did many dear relatives and cherished friends. A celebration of her life will be held on June 13, 2020 at 11am in the historic sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse.
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Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery
13005 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75243
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