Merrimen Bentz
1924 - 2018
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Merrimen Bentz

Modoc - Merrimen Bentz, age 94, of Modoc, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 15th, 2018 at Reid Health Campus in Richmond.

She was born May 2, 1924 in Henry County, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Otto and Leota Faye (Perry) Niccum.

She was a homemaker most of her life and she and her husband were lifelong farmers. She was a member of the Modoc Methodist Church. She enjoyed farming and spending time with family, but above all, she loved the Lord.

She is survived by six daughters, Karen (husband, Tom) Hodapp of Brookeville, Janis (husband, William) Benner of French Lick, Cecile Clendenin of Anderson, Merry (husband, Richard) Glazer of Mesa, Arizona, Freda (husband, Preston) Dees of Modoc, Marie (husband, David) Bales of Williamsburg, Indiana; 18 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Hollowell of Albany, Indiana

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Bentz in 2006; grandson, Matthew Bales; granddaughter, Heather Bentz; son-in-law, Russ Clendenin

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 3:00 p.m., September 19th, 2018 at the Union Chapel United Methodist Church located at 3909 West County Road 950 South, west of Lynn. Reverend Dan Vore will be officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., until service time. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery located next to the church.

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Published in The Star Press on Sep. 18, 2018.
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September 20, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Merrimen! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! She will be greatly missed, she was a wonderful woman. It has been my honor to serve her the last 6/7 years.
Heather Hays
September 19, 2018
My Aunt Merrimen always had a smile on her face and I loved hearing her giggle! She was truly a very jolly and lovely lady. Rest in peace my dear Aunt.
September 18, 2018
I will always cherish the time I got to spend with Merrimen...Freda brought her to Hairlooms salon for a haircut,manicure and pedicure..I so enjoyed listening to her stories of her childhood and raising her daughters...all her experiences and her love for the Lord. She appreciated all her family did for he especially Freda who worked many long hours at her job but always took time for her mother each day...Merrimen told me how blessed she was. We were blessed to have known her and will miss her dearly but knowing she's soaking up God's glory makes it easier...Until we meet again Merrimen❤
Diane Lanter
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