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|Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:48 pm Post subject: BENTLEY, Margaret E. (1902-1999)
|BENTLEY, Margaret E. (1902-1999)
CONEWANGO VALLEY- Margaret Eugenia Bentley, 97, of 5500 Route 62 died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 1999) at home following a long illness.
: She was born April 4, 1902 in Ellington, a daughter of the late Ellison and Etta Babcock Bagg.
: Mrs. Bentley was the Conewango postmaster for 31 years, retiring March 30, 1972. She and her late husband built the existing post office in 1942.
: Mrs. Bentley was a member of the Conewango Valley United Methodist Church, and was active with the New York State and Cattaraugus County Postal Workers Association. She enjoyed flower gardening and caring for her cat.
: Surviving are a nephew, George Bentley of Conewango Valley; a niece, Rhea Clark of South Dayton and three cousins, Helen Johnson of Ellington, Pauline Chapman of Conewango Valley and Harold McMillan of Cherry Creek.
: She was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Ernest L. Bentley, whom she married Nov. 23, 1923 in Ellington and who died July 8, 1996; and a half brother Floyd Hoxie.
: Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St. Randolph, where funeral services will be held at 11 a/m/ Saturday with the Rev. Ned Lindstrom, pastor of the Conewango Valley united Methodist Church, officiating.
: Burial will be in Cherry Creek Central Cemetery.
: The family suggests memorials may be made to the Conewango Valley united Methodist Church.