Margaret Joan Bentley

April 20, 1942 ~ January 10, 2015

Margaret Joan Bentley, 72, Johnson City, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Appalachian Christian Village. She was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City and a daughter of the late William Howard and Ella Mae Bowman Bentley. Ms. Bentley was a member of Austin Springs United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt and uncle, Ileene and Leonard Hardin. Survivors include: her sister, Nancy Patrick, and her husband Jack, of Johnson City; two nephews, Howard Patrick of Johnson City and James Patrick, and his wife Stacey, of Greenville, SC; great nieces, Elizabeth, Ella, and Ava; great-great nieces, Mileena and Gloria; great-great nephews, David and Aaron; and several cousins. Graveside services for Margaret Joan Bentley will be conducted 2:30 PM Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Monte Vista Memorial Park with Rev. John Wells officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for those services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Austin Springs United Methodist Church, 724 S. Austin Springs Rd., Johnson City, TN 37601

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Nancy and Family, I have such fond memories of Ella and Joan from the 14 years that we attended church together at Austin Springs. Joan was especially one of my favorite people. I would send her cards and she NEVER failed to response with a big smile and thank you. We sometimes traded small little gifts. I remember teaching Howard how to swim when the youth was having a camping trip at Davy Crockett Park one summer and him being in my Children’s Church and Sunday School Class. I rejoice that Joan has joined your parents in their eternal home. She was a blessing in her own unique way here on Earth. May God bless all of you and bring you Peace as we anticipate the return of Jesus. Charlene Larimer Elliott

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