SAUNEMIN — June Gail Bentley, 77, of Shawnee, Okla., formerly of Saunemin, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 29, 2015) at her home.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1937, in Fairbury, to Everett Sancken and Kathryn Colvin Sancken.
She was raised in Saunemin, graduating from Saunemin High School in 1955. She married Duane Collins on June 16, 1956, divorcing in 1972. She married Chuck Cunningham on Dec. 24, 1973. He passed away in 1992. She moved to Oklahoma in 1998 and married Tom Bentley on Sept. 10, 2000.
She is survived by her husband; four children, Teresa (Jerry) Conley, Poolville, Texas; Tim Collins and Tami (Steve) Lyons, all of Gridley; and Traci (Jim) Brown, Bloomington; five stepchildren, Chuck (Marla) Cunningham, Pontiac; Terry (Bob) Cunningham Cleveland, Vero Beach, Fla.; Kim (Bill) Meier, Sigourney, Iowa; Sandra (Brad) Thompson, Houston, Texas; Johanna (Ray) Easterling, Shawnee, Okla.; nine grandchildren, T.J., Brandon (Kayse), Colton and Cody Collins; Whitney, Nick (Jordan) and Sam Lyons; Samantha (Curt) and Quinton Brown; 10 stepgrandchildren, Ian and Caitlin Conley; Shanda (Chris) Harms; Lucas (Jessica), Sam (Laura) and Matthew Meier; Jake Cunningham; Samantha Thompson; Garrett Crouse; and Dawson Easterling; three great-grandchildren, McCarthy, Knight and Harrison Lyons; and three stepgreat-grandchildren, Seth Cunningham and Calan and Brady Harms.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lee Sancken; and son, Todd Collins.
She was a very kind and caring woman who deeply loved her family and friends. She was very much loved and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to give special thanks to Heartland Hospice.
Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dale Church of Christ, Dale, Okla., with the memorial service immediately following.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601; the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St., 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005; or another charity of the donor's choice.