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May Ruth Bentley

July 7, 1927 December 26, 2023
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May Ruth Bentley (nee: Potter), 96 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away, Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at Mercy Health-Allen Hospital in Oberlin, following a full and meaningful life.

She was born July 7, 1927 in Jackhorn, Kentucky. May had made her home in Ohio for the last 70 years.

May was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, great-great grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Jimmie Bentley (Anna) of Wakeman, John Bentley (Sara) of Norwalk and Michael Bentley of Wellington; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her brother, Larry Potter (Karen) of Quaker City, Ohio; and son-in-law, Butch Dorsey of Amherst.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bentley on November 30, 1991; her daughter, Linda Dorsey on February 10, 2018; her siblings, Bonnie Potter, Jr., Geraldine Bentley and Julia Webb and her parents, Boonie and Mary Potter (nee: Hall).

Friends may call Thursday, December 28, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst. A family graveside will be held at a later date in Kentucky.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 381.

For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register,

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