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Thora Mae Lawrence

Female 1916 - 2008  (91 years)


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  • Name Thora Mae Lawrence 
    Born 27 Nov 1916  Bassett, Rock, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _FSFTID 27XZ-DRR 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=27XZ-DRR 
    Died 26 Jun 2008  Hugoton, Stevens, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 2 Jul 2008  Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I136  Tarbert - Waldo
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2015 

    Father Albert Joseph Lawrence,   b. 23 Jun 1882, Richland, Colfax, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1971, Atkinson, Holt, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Caroline Rachel Bausch,   b. 25 Feb 1894, Miller, Hand, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1980, Atkinson, Holt, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1909  Atkinson, Holt, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Fern F Koskovich,   b. 26 May 1913, Randolph, Cedar, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1971, South Souix City, Dakota, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1941 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Everett Bentz,   b. 12 Jun 1907, Anoka, Boyd, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1980, Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1947  Holdreges, Phelps, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Keith Philip Bentz,   b. 29 Oct 1951, Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1951, Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Thora BentzThora Mae BentzNovember 27, 1916 - June 26, 2008Hugoton, Kansas Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. July 01, 2008 at Garnand Funeral Home in Hugoton, Kansas Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. July 02, 2008 at United Methodist Church in Hugoton, Kansas with Pastor Harry Cross officicating.Graveside Service: 2:30 p.m. July 02, 2008 at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, KansasInterment: Valley View Cemetery Survivors: 1 Son: Bruce Bentz and wife Linda of Hugoton, Kansas, 1 Daughter: Sally Kiehl and husband Edward of Graham, Washington, 2 Sister-In-Laws: Marie Snape of Sacramento, California, Shirley Lawrence of Grand Island, Nebraska, 18 Grandchildren, She is also survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Thora Mae Bentz, age 91, died June 26, 2008 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hugoton, Kansas. She was born November 27, 1916, in Basset, Nebraska, the daughter of Albert and Caroline (Bausch) Lawrence. Thora graduated from high school in Atkinson, Nebraska, where she grew up. She received a teaching certificate in Kearney, Nebraska and taught a year in a one-room schoolhouse. She spent the remainder of her life as a homemaker, enjoying activiries such as crocheting, reading and playing bingo. Thora was very musically talented, She could play any instrument that had keys or strings. In late 1946, Thora married Edward Bentz. They moved to Garden City in the spring of 1948, which became home for the majority of their lives. Ed preceded her in death. Thora is also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Keith Phillip; 2 step-daughters, Arlene Faulconer and Romona Mcfarland; 5 grandsons; 4 brothers; and 1 sister. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S. Main, Hugoton, Kansas 67951.

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