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Betty A. Lentz

Betty A. Lentz

Betty A. Lentz, age 88, of Quincy died on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 8:07 p.m. in Blessing Hospital surrounded by her family. Betty was born June 20, 1931 in Quincy, a daughter of Frank P. & Eleanor R. (Benz) Schneider Ehrhardt. She married Robert "Bob" W. Lentz on September 29, 1956 in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Bob preceded her in death June 8, 2008.

Betty was a wonderful housewife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She faithfully worked alongside her husband on their farm. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and cooking. For years, she went to breakfast at Hardee's with Bob and their friends and later enjoyed Sunday lunches there with her family.

Her hobbies included embroidering, cutting quilt squares, doing word-search puzzles, and watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Betty was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society. In addition, she taught PSR and participated in TEC and Quincy Cursillo.

Survivors include her children: Joan Barnes and her husband Tom; Rosann Trowbridge and her husband Christopher; Rich Lentz and his wife Ann; Stan Lentz and his wife Debbie; all of Quincy; Amy VaLeu and her husband David of Ursa; Carl Lentz and his wife Robin; Paul Lentz and his wife Ronda; daughter-in-law Carla Churchill Lentz, all of Quincy.

Grandchildren: Katie, Elizabeth, and Malachi Lentz; Ryan Barnes; Shannon Niekamp and her husband Lance; Chad and Scott Lentz; Kasey VaLeu and fiancée Danie Shupe; Kendall and Kaleb VaLeu; Tyler Lentz and his wife Mackenzie; Dalton Lentz; Johnny, Izak, Hailey, and Abbey Lentz, and a great-grandson, Bentley Niekamp

Sisters- and brother-in-law: Mary Billeter and her husband Dale; Wanda Lentz, and Shirley Schneider. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; a son, Edward Lentz, granddaughter Victoria Churchill Lentz, brother John Schneider, and a sister in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Duker & Haugh, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony Church. Interment will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh.
Memorials are suggested to the Payson Seymour Foundation to support the Edward "Ed" Lentz Memorial Scholarship, Cursillo, or to St. Anthony Church.

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From:
Cindy
Quincy, IL
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Betty was such a beautiful lady. She will be missed. One thing is for sure, she is probably giving my dad black jelly beans in heaven!! My sympathy is with you all.
From:
Larry & Gloria Coleman
Hannibal, MO
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Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.
From:
Alan Obert
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss. Your mom was always such a kind woman. Peace to all of you.
From:
Donna and Pat Houghton
Quincy, IL
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Betty was a special lady! We enjoyed chatting with her at Hardee's in the mornings! Our prayers for your family!!
From:
Tabitha
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for the loss of Betty.. it was an honor to know Ms. Betty She was a sweet lady..
Prayers to the family during this difficult time.
From:
Larry & Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
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Sympathies to Paul and the rest of the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Lynn Billeter-Ellegood
Columbus, IN
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Prayers and comfort sent to each of my cousins. Your Mom wrote me the most beautiful Christmas card in 2018; will always treasure it. So very sorry for your loss. Love, Lynn
From:
Steve & Sue Hull
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Rich, Ann and Lentz Family,
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother and loved one. She was a very special lady and I don't think she ever met anyone that she didn't have a smile to share. It is always hard to lose someone you love, but when you know that they are reunited in Heaven with the loved ones that went before them and will be with God forever, it makes it much easier to accept their passing. God Bless you and know that you are in our prayers. Love always, Steve and Sue Hull
From:
Sara Hankins
Quincy, IL
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Betty was a wonderful woman!! She will be missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers to you all!!