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Shirley Mae Bentz, 91, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away September 16, 2021 peacefully surrounded by her daughters. She was born January 20, 1930 in Hastings, Nebraska to Alice and John Hopp.
Shirley treasured spending time with her family and friends. She always had great ideas of something fun to do. She led a commendable life of service to her community receiving numerous awards. In 1993 she was awarded the Mesa Woman of the Year. She volunteered many service hours to First United Methodist Church, Mesa United Way, MARC, and Mahnah Club just to name a few.
She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She was known as “fun sweet Grams”. Many birthdays, barbeques, parties and family dinners were celebrated with her and of course the best of times were spent with all of the grandkids.
Shirley was the beloved wife of the late Dean D. Bentz. Loving mother of Bonnie Waters, Debbie Huston (Bruce) and Georgia Burns (Robbie). Cherished grandmother of Melissa, Jennifer, Suzanne, Nick, Brent, Natalie and Ryan. Devoted great-grandmother of Lance, Marcos, Andrew, Alyssa, Nicholas, Kalysta, Alex, Kason, Cora and great-great grandson Jameson. She is preceded in death by her six brothers and two sisters: Albert (Ruff), John (Cotney), Harry (Fatman), William (Pounds), Wallace (Hosa), Clifford (Bull), Delores, and Mary (Gabby).
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona 85207.
Services are scheduled for 3pm on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, where Shirley will be laid to rest. A visitation will precede services from 5pm-8pm on Thursday, September 30, 2021.
*** Family requests mandatory face coverings be worn at both services please.