Elmer Lentz, Jr., 83, of LaMonte, passed away Friday evening November 2, 2012 at
He was born on January 13, 1929, in Jackson County, MO, a son of Elmer Levi and
Leta Maude (Hughes) Lentz. On September 1, 1951, in Eureka Springs, AR, he was
united in marriage to Emma Louise Williams, who survives of the home.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, driving through the county side, camping and
traveling. Farming was his passion; he raised cattle, hogs and row crops. Elmer
built and owned the Muddy Creek General Store, which he helped run for eight
years. He was a former member of the LaMonte Masonic Lodge, past president of
the Pettis County Pork Producers, Knob Noster Bass Club and a Dekalb seed dealer
for over 25 years. He served his country honorably in the United States Air
Force from March 1947 until January 1950. He lived most of his life in LaMonte.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, John Lentz and his wife
Cindi, of LaMonte, Jo Ellen Beeman and her husband David, of Windsor and Michael
Lentz of Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren, Jeremiah Lentz and his wife
Jennifer, Joshua Lentz and his wife Sara, Sandi Beeman and Drew Beeman; four
great grandchildren, Maddox Lentz, Chloe Lentz, Hannah Lentz and Levi Lentz.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at
First United Methodist Church Celebration Center with Rev. Jim Downing, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012
at Rea Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City.