Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Bentz, 95,
of Graceham, died Tuesday, Nov. 16,
2004, at her residence. She was the
wife of Charles Bernard Bentz, who
died Sept. 25, 1986.
Born March 3, 1909, in Graceham,
she was the daughter of the late
Harry G. and Lottie Hummerick
Mrs. Bentz was a lifetime member
of Graceham Moravian Church and the
Women's Fellowship. She had been
employed at Cambridge Rubber Company
and as a seamstress at Claire Frock.
She was a member of the Thurmont
Senior Citizens and sang with the
Catoctin Canaries. She enjoyed
crocheting and knitting.
Mrs. Bentz was the last surviving
member of her immediate family.
Surviving are a daughter, Dulcie Mae
Biser of Thurmont; three sons,
Charles W. Bentz and wife Beatrice,
James B. Bentz and wife Louise and
Raymond E. "Doodle" Bentz and wife
Rosalie, all of Thurmont; 15
great-grandchildren; and four great
great-grandchildren. Many nieces and
nephews also survive. She was
preceded in death by two brothers,
Lloyd and Glenn Groshon; and a
sister, Carrie Wilson.
A memorial service will be held
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at the
Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 Rocky
Ridge Road, Thurmont, with her
pastor, the Rev. Jeffery Gehris,
Interment will be at a later date
at the convenience of the family in
the Graceham Cemetery, Graceham.
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