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 www.bradfordokeefe.com
Published in The Sun Herald from July 3 to July 4, 2014