Gloria L. Bentley

May 01, 1926 ‒ December 13, 2020

Bucyrus, Ohio

Philippians 4:6-7 states “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” That verse is what Gloria Bentley lived by. Gloria L. Bentley, 94, of Bucyrus passed into the Lord’s presence on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at her son’s home surrounded by her family.

She was born in the spring of 1926, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late Earl and Cora (Boot) Miller. Gloria married Robert F. Bentley on September 2, 1950 and they were married 26 years until his passing on November 25, 1976.

Gloria was a devoted Christian and an active member of the Bucyrus First Alliance Church in Bucyrus and was involved in numerous groups.

Her family was the center of her life and she made sure no one went away hungry from holiday or reunion meals. She put her family first her entire life – her courage and determination never waivered even when faced with raising the four youngest children on her own after Robert’s death. She was an inspiration to both family and friends who knew her well.

She is survived by her seven children; Noli Kay Bentley of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mark (Claudia) Bentley of Lexington, Ohio, Gayle (Allan) Bentley-Orashan of Kent, Ohio, Karen (Don) LeMoine of Wake Forest, North Carolina, David Todd (Cinda) Bentley of Lebanon, Ohio, Paul Bentley of Dayton, Ohio, James (Dawn) Bentley of North Royalton, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Martin and sister Marjorie (Miller) Dryer.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Bucyrus First Alliance Church, 1955 Hopley Avenue Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. A funeral service honoring her life will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Bill Strader officiating.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bucyrus First Alliance Church or Avita Hospice through the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Gloria Bentley, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Dear Family,
    All I can say is that Gloria was a lovely , lovely lady who was adored wherever she went. So happy that I had the oppourtunity to know her . Although I have not seen Gloria for many years , I have not forgotten her.

    Rest in Peace dear Gloria,

    Sincerely ,

    Gerri Scarbro

  • Gloria was a beautiful, kind, wonderful soul. I am honored and happy to have known her. She impacted my life and I’ve never, not will I ever, forget her. Until we meet again. . . . . .

  • We first met Gloria in 1978, she was a wonderful Christian lady and a great neighbor. Her family welcomed us to the Leesville area. She even babysat for my third child for several months. She was a gift from heaven when I needed help with child care. My husband and I loved their generous family who taught us many things about raising apples. One of my favorite people That I met when I moved to the the area. Rest In Peace Gloria

    • Robin and Ted, Thank you so much for your kind words and great memories. (Apple orchards, strawberries, football, and getting in trouble in Health class — by the way, it was Mr. Belardo that started it)
      Please send me your contact info (in a Private condolence) as I would love to catch up sometime soon.

  • Gloria had a heat so big, her love for family made her heart ❤️ bigger.. that love grew even more as the grandchildren and great grandchildren came. You could see it in her gorgeous smile that could light up a room..Gloria rest in the peace of the lord.. Your memories of all you have done will live on in your children and grandchildren.. My the family rejoice in your life and the legacy she has left behind. Prayers for all whom will miss her, Myself included..
    Love and God Bless to you,

  • I’m very thankful for Mrs. Bentley. I remember in the early 80’s when she would drive a car full of us highschoolers all the way from the Bucyrus C&MA Church to Columbus for bible quzzing. I know now how hard that must have been, trying to get through traffric with a loud bunch of kids, but she always had a smile and a great attitude.