Bentch, Don

Don Bentch, age 87, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at his home. He was born November 14, 1925, in Sagrada, Missouri, a son of George “Ezra” and Minnie “Opal” McDavitt Bentch.

On June 3, 1951, in Kansas City, Kansas, he was married to Mary Louise Weaver, who preceded him in death in 1993.

Don was cofounder with his wife of Barncraft Mouldings and Hardwoods and worked there until his death.

He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church.

Don is survived by his children, Sharon Swarr and husband David of Richmond, Virginia, Larry Bentch and wife Jackie of Versailles, Dale Bentch and wife Kathy of Versailles, Gary Bentch and wife Linda of Versailles, Timothy Bentch and wife Lorri of Princeton, New Jersey and Ron Bentch and wife Cindy of Versailles; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren; a brother, C.E. Bentch and wife Betty of Holts Summit, Missouri; a sister, Leila Wenger and husband Paul of Hesston, Kansas; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Glendola Wenger and Eunice Lehman.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 5, at the Bethel Mennonite Church. Graveside services and interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.