Glenda Earlene Bentley, 69, passed away June 14th, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Christian Church in Coyle, Oklahoma with burial to follow at Clarkson Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation was chosen to handle the arrangements.
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Born on December 22, 1951 she was an early Christmas gift to Earl and LaNorma Watkins. In 1971, she married Tom Bentley and to this union 3 children were born, Brian, Allison, and Jennifer.
Glenda loved cooking, baking, and working in her garden. She had a knack for making any occasion special, no matter how big or small. From simply making a 100 on a spelling test all the way up to the big milestones in life she was proud of you and made sure to make you feel special. She was known for going all out on holidays with decorations and food (food was her way to show love) and even took the time and thought to have a new themed table setting for every Sunday lunch. She was also involved in her community, most recently sewing and donating over 2000 masks during covid and altering prom dresses for the Prom it Forward program. But her favorite thing to do was see her kids and grandkids living out their passions. From weekend long dance competitions and gymnastics meets to softball and baseball tournaments, she was there for it all. Her kindness and sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother Bradley Watkins.
Survivors include her sister, Pam Crawford and husband Jim of Pawhuska Oklahoma; son Brian Bentley and wife Monica of Diamond, Missouri; daughters Allison Campbell of Coyle, Oklahoma, and Jennifer Bentley of Coyle, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Haylee Campbell, Blake Campbell, Madison Bentley and Grady Bentley; and sister-in-law Tammie Watkins of Montana. Additional survivors include niece Kim and nephews, Brent, Justin, Dylan, Andrew and Bobby and a host of other loved family and friends.