Lloyd Preston Bentley, 79, died peacefully on June 26, 1998 at a local care center.

Born December 28, 1918 in Glouster, Ohio to Preston and Sylvia McClain Bentley. Married Clarice Shafer. Employed by Unisys. Avid prospector and outdoorsman. He loved to learn something new and was an avid reader.Survived by wife; two daughters, Rita (Phillip) Forrest, Linda (Tom) Backus; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Tuvell. Preceded in death by two infant sons and sister, Clara. "Good Bye, Dad, we know you did your best".

Graveside services on Monday June 29, 1998, 10:30 a.m. at Murray City Cemetery, 5600 South Vine St. (700 E). Funeral Directors, Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary.

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