Mary Jane "Janie" Lentz

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Memorial services for Mary Jane "Janie" Lentz, 65, of Lufkin will be held Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Henderson Chapel of First United Methodist Church Lufkin with Sr. Pastor D. Nick Sholars officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home. Mrs. Lentz was born April 25, 1949 in McCook, Nebraska to Donald and Mary (Phelps) Lehl, and died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her turn of the century home in Lufkin. Mrs. Lentz was a 1967 graduate of McCook High School in Nebraska. She had also resided in St. Louis, Missouri, and had lived in Lufkin since 2007. She had worked in the Gift Shop at Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Lentz was fond of musicals and classic mystery movies, especially old black and white movies. She loved "The Bird Cage." She was a lifelong animal lover and was known for adopting special needs animals. Her personality and sense of humor brightened every occasion and she brought joy and love with her everywhere. She was an avid Nebraska football fan. Survivors include her husband, Linford Lee "Lin" Lentz of Lufkin; daughter, Georgia Redding of Chicago, Illinois; sister, Donna Baum of Lubbock; brother, Charlie Lehl of Lincoln, Nebraska; nephew, Chad Baum of Fort Worth; niece and husband, Darcy and Brandon Marshall of Lubbock; and great-nephews and great-niece, Ty Marshall, Bodi Marshall and Bradi Marshall, all of Lubbock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Angelina County, P.O. Box 472, Lufkin, Texas 75902 or the McCook Humane Society, 100 South Street, McCook, Nebraska 69001. Memories and condolences may be added at Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.


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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on July 18, 2014
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