Comments about ‘Sister missionary dies in N.Y. car accident’

Return to article »

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 31 2011 3:00 p.m. MDT

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Draper, UT

Sad. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Tucson, AZ

I know the Bentley family, my thoughts and prayers are with them as well as with Sister Love. I am sure she is going through just as much pain as the Bentley family are, may the Lord be with all who are hurting at this time.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

May the Lord bless and keep her family. This good sister has gone to a new field of labor - hopefully teaching my family.

Idaho Falls, ID

Heart breaking for both the family of Sister Bentley and for Sister Love. May the Lord bless them all.

Gregg Weber

Many would feel guilty about driving the car that turned left and had an accident. My concern is that this feeling of "guilt" might become excessive. I wasn't there. Nor am I the Mission President or anyone else in church authority but I hope that they will be able to spiritually listen and to speak to the driver much better than I in the 135 words remaining.

Manti, UT

what a heart-rending story. She was called home long before her time to serve the Lord in other realms. May that same Lord be with her family and loved ones, and give them that peace which is beyond human understanding. My sincere sympathy goes out to them.

Colorado Reader
Littleton, CO

Every missionary mom's nightmare! My heart breaks for this family and her companion.

Hurricane, UT

Sorry, May the lord be with them all

Cedar Hills, UT

Having been in a similar experience, the Lord will be very close to all involved.

Bret S.

Vanessa is my sister-in-law, my wife her older sister. This has been devastating for all of our families. We did not know pain like this existed. But we take some comfort knowing Vanessa did not suffer, and that she was doing what she thought was right in serving a mission, and died firm in her convictions. We love her so much and her memory will survive for generations. She was an amazing girl.

For those that knew her a facebook group has been set up in her memory. Search for VanessaBentleyForever as this site won't allow me to post the actual URL.

South Jordan, UT

Bret S. So sorry, what a terrible loss. I hope in time you and your family can feel comfort.

Logan, UT

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you that you will have peace to be with you.

Spanish Fork, UT

My deepest condolences to all the sister missionaries' families and loved ones. May our gracious Heavenly Father wrap you in the arms of His great love, and whisper peace to your souls.

Salt Lake City, UT

Please accept my most sincere condolences. . . We have had four of our seven children serve missions and know how loved they are by the Lord for their devotion and spiritual influence. I know Sister Bentley is now surrounded by loved ones and that her "mantle" of authority to preach the Gospel and serve will continue among those in the Spirit World who long for salvation. I pray you will receive the Lord's confirmation that your daughter is loved and now protected in an environment of total love. My best wishes also go to Sister Love, and I pray for her speedy recovery and that she will feel the comforting love of our Savior.

elizabeth maher

She was needed in another place to continue her teachings of the Savior..

Holladay, UT

very sad..

Mount Pleasant, UT

As I read this I felt sad that she wasn't able to complete her mission, yet she really will and do it with Heavenly Father. It's always sad when a tragic incident like this takes an innocent life. All I can think of is...that Heavenly Father must have really had a need for her there. May the Lord's peace and calmness be with her friends and family during this difficult time.

West Jordan, UT

BretS. - I was struck by something from your post . . . "we did not know pain like this existed." What a profound statement. As a parent who has lost a child, it is the most heart-wrenching emotional pain imaginable. My heart hurts for your family right now.

May God be with you and your loved ones during this most difficult time.


My the Lord be with those involved in the accident and with this sister's family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.


I didn't know her well, but interacted with her every so often while working at the BYU basketball and football games. She had an infectious smile and always seemed to be happy. She will be greatly missed by more than just family and friends. My prayers are with the Bentley family.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments