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Shirley S. Bentley, 79 of Shelby Center, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at her home with her children by her side.
Shirley was born on July 27, 1940 a daughter to Roy C. and Edith F. (Carpenter) Smith. She married Brian J. Bentley and together raised a family of five children. Shirley worked as a teacher’s assistant at Niagara-Orleans BOCES for 38 years. After retirement, she continued as a substitute for several more years. Shirley was a longtime member of Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church in Medina. She was a 50 year member of the Shelby Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was a Cub Scout leader for many years and in her later years, volunteered with MAAC Clothing Depot. She liked to be in charge of the jewelry. Those that knew Shirley know she loved her jewelry. In her earlier years, Shirley enjoyed camping with her family and close friends. She enjoyed outside concerts and other adventures with her family, whom she loved so dearly.
Beside her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Brian in 2003 and daughter, Jamie Brown in 2010.
Survivors include her four children, Lori (Robert) Reed, Rebecca (Jeff Price) Mannella, Kathleen (Michael) Hodgins and Bradley (Jen Fuller) Bentley; nine grandchildren, Zach (Kelsie) Reed, Kaitlyn (Ian) Caton, Jesse (Hannah) Brown, Brandi (Nick) Wade, Alisha (Jamie) Duffina, Greggory (Darlene) Hodgins, Ryan (Stevie) Hodgins, Faith Bentley and Colin Bentley; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a sister, Sandie (Richard) Owen of Middleport; and brother, Donald (Dolores) Smith of Ocala, FL.
Services will be privately held by the family and burial will be in Bates Road Cemetery. A celebration of Shirley’s life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Rd., Medina or to MAAC Clothing Depot, PO Box 253, Medina, NY 14103.
Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.
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