Thursday, June 10, 1954
OBITUARY ~ JENNIE PEARL (BENTLEY) REYNOLDS
Jennie Pearl Bentley was born to John Mitchell and Mary Vashti Bentley in
Ringgold County April 6, 1885 and passed away at the Thomas Nursing Home at
Lenox June 4, 1954; age 89 years, 1 month and 28 days.
The last two months of her life were spent at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Ruth McLaury in Lenox, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Charles Francis Reynolds March 6, 1908 at her
home in Diagonal, Iowa. Three children blessed their home: Ruth Marie McLaury
of Lenox; Charles Francis Reynolds who was reported missing in action over Yap
Island in the Pacific July 15, 1944 and was officially declared dead two years
later, Robert Ray Reynolds who died at the age of 4 Nov 19, 1923.
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband Charles Francis Reynolds who is
in the Armstrong Nursing Home at Bedford, Ia.; her daughter Ruth McLaury; four
granddaughters and six great grandchildren; also four brothers, Charles E.
Bentley of Grand Rapids, Min.; Ray Bentley of Nampa, Idaho; Harry Bentley of
Diagonal, John Bentley of Hawthorne, Calif.; also, three sisters, Mrs. Ernie
Williamson of Nampa, Ida.; Mrs. Fred Williamson of Benson, Minn.; Mrs. Gladys
Wimer of St Paul, Minn. One sister Viola Whited of Des Moines preceded her in
Mrs. Reynolds spent most of her life on farms around Diagonal and she and her
husband moved to a farm near Clearfield, Ia., in 1921 and moved into their
home town about 15 years ago.
Mrs. Reynolds joined the Methodist church on confession of faith in 1927
during the pastorate of Rev. McCartney. She was a member of the American
Legion Auxiliary and a Gold Star mother.
She was a very patient soul, and had very poor health for a number of years.
Her life centered about her family and children and grandchildren. She was
always a hard worker and found diversion in her flowers of which she was very
fond. She was a good neighbor and a friend of all who knew her.
Funeral services were held June 6 at the Methodist church in Clearfield with
Rev. C. E. McPherson officiating. Burial in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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