Ruby Bentz

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Ruby Irene Bentz

1931 ~ 2014


Ruby Irene Bentz, age 82, of Gulfport died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Gulfport.

She grew up in Pass Christian and was a graduate of Pass Christian High School. She was a member of Delisle Baptist Church and was a local business owner. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and she loved flower gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Herrin and Samuel T. Bennett; three brothers, Samuel Bennett, Harris Bennett, and James Bennett; and son-in-law, James "Ron" Sperance.

Mrs. Bentz is survived by her husband of 65 years, Raymond Bentz, Sr.; five children, Connie Sperance of Germantown, TN, Bonnie (Tyler) Harvey of Gulf Shore, AL, Jane (Danny) Boone of Biloxi, Raymond Bentz, Jr. of Gulfport, and Shelly (Granville) Ford of Biloxi; nine grandchildren, James Sperance, Cameron Sperance, Danielle Davis, Daniel Boone, Sara Boone, Olivia Boone, Tabitha Boone, Sally Monahan, Betsy Bryant; and ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 12 noon at Delisle Baptist Church where friends may visit beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Old Delisle Cemetery. Memorials may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Pink Heart Fund, 5095 Beatline Road, Long Beach, MS 39560.

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport is in charge of arrangements. View and sign register book at


Published in The Sun Herald from July 3 to July 4, 2014
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