Anna Mae Bentlage
May 3, 1921 - February 6, 2013
Anna Mae Bentlage, 91, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at St. Mary's Health Center. She was born on May 3, 1921, in Blackwater, Mo., the daughter of the late Louis and Sophia Schmitt Imhoff. She was married on June 21, 1941, in Martinsville, Mo., to Paul Christian Bentlage who died on August 1, 1990. A homemaker, Mrs. Bentlage had been employed through the years with International Shoe Company in Bland, Mo., Missouri Department of Conservation, and had served as head cashier at Jefferson City High School. She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral; was a Leader with the Girl Scouts and 4-H; and served as a Room Mother for many years. She sewed for all her daughters and crocheted afghans for all her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, bowling, reading, playing the slots at the casino, and considered singing on a Kansas City radio station at the age of sixteen as her "greatest accomplishment." Most of all, she enjoyed her family. Survivors include five children, Victor (Donna) Bentlage of Jefferson City, Janice (Bill) Bonnot of Jefferson City, Susie (John) Weis of Camp Hill, Penn., Cindy (Earl) Felten of Prairie Home, Mo., and Kathy Bentlage of Jefferson City; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, John (Dorothy) Imhoff of Blackwater, Mo., and Jake (Emily) Imhoff of Issaquah, Wash. She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Lee Bentlage; one daughter, Pattie Suthoff; one grandson, Mark Bentlage; one great-granddaughter, Jade Renkemeyer; two brothers, Patrick Imhoff and Frank Imhoff; and four sisters, Margaret Claas, Bertha Gerling, Clara "Tooter" Knipp, and Mary Helen Schuster. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph with the Rev. Dylan Schrader officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Sunday, February 10th, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Cathedral, 2305 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or St. Joseph Cathedral School, 2303 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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