LENTZ, BARBARA SUE BUNTAIN, 71, born in Shelby County, KY, passed away Sunday , March 3, 2013 at her home in Tavares FL with all of her family at her bedside She is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth D. Buntain, Margia Lea Smith (Buntain) Puckett; and stepfather James A Puckett.
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She made her homes in Louisville, Naples FL and Tavares. She was a 1958 graduate of Southern High School in Louisville. She was employed by Kmart for many years in both Louisville and Naples. She later worked along side of her husband helping to manage Naples Screen Repair, their family business until her retirement.
She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew and loved her. She loved music and her favorite bands were the family band with her husband singing to her, Fern Creek High School and Naples High School marching bands while her sons played proudly for her and The Stampede Band with her first born sitting behind the drums. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and teaching them how to love one another.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, Charles Wayne Lentz and devoted daughter, Linda Lea Lentz ,who was also her caregiver; two loving sons, Dennis W. Lentz (Lisa) and Timothy D Lentz; two granddaughters, Amy Lea Lentz and Emily Elizabeth Lentz; daughter-in-law, Roberta Cox; two brothers, Glenn D Buntain (Pat) and Kenneth Buntain (Kathy); three sisters, Eula Buntain Hughes (Bobby), Sandra Buntain Dempsey Smith (Bobby) and Dorothy Buntain Akin (and the late Ray Akin); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful true friends.
Cremation followed by a memorial service will be held at a later date in Louisville, with her ashes distributed per her wishes.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of any memorial gifts, please take the time, while you have it, to learn to love one another as she so lovingly and graciously taught us.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Mar. 6, 2013