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Clarence Everett Bentch

December 5, 1933 - January 21, 2013

Clarence Everett Bentch (C.E.), age 79, of Holts Summit, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born December 5, 1933, in Sagrada, the son of George Ezra Bentch and Minnie Opal McDavitt, both of whom preceded him in death. He graduated from Versailles High School. Clarence was united in marriage on June 4, 1955, in Yoder, Kansas to Betty Irene Kauffman, who survives of the home. He was employed as maintenance supervisor at Central Dairy until his retirement. Clarence was a member of Local 833 Teamsters and First Church of God. He enjoyed traveling to Florida in his fifth wheel and tinkering with computers. He will be sorely missed. Survivors include: one son, Dennis Bentch with his wife Beverly of Jefferson City; two daughters, Miriam Moseley of Jefferson City and Elaine Huff with her husband Bob of Russellville; one sister, Lela Ruth Wenger; eight grandchildren, Christopher Burcks, Carmen Bentch, Brandon Bentch, Ryan Bentch, Lauren Bentch, Lindsey Kramer, Chad Huff, and Ethan Huff; six great-grandchildren, Madalyn and Lillian Muse, Claire and Ashton Kramer, Alyssa and Hailey Burcks. Along with his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by one brother, Don Bentch; two sisters, Glendola Wenger and Eunice Lehman; and one son-in-law, Charles F. Moseley. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at First Church of God in Jefferson City. Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Rob Kespelher officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Versailles. Memorials are suggested to First Church of God, 1614 Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65109; or Adventures in Missions, c/o Ryan Bentch, 836 Crestmere Ct., Jefferson City, MO 65109. Arrangements are under the direction of Weber Funeral Home in Russellville. weberfuneralhome.net

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