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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