July 15, 1935 - December 6, 2013
Mary Virginia Lentz, 78, of Brookfield, passed away at her home on Friday, December 6, 2013 following a long illness and battle with cancer. Mary was born in Marceline, MO on July 15, 1935 to C.O. "Red" and Muriel (Smith) Douglas. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Brookfield where "Red" worked on the railroad and also owned and operated a barber shop. Muriel taught reading at Brookfield Rill elementary school. Mary graduated from Brookfield High School in 1953 where she was a cheerleader and played drums in the Marching Blue. On December 30, 1960 Mary was united in marriage with Larry L. Lentz, of Sumner, MO and they were the parents of two children, Douglas Duane and Margie Beth. Mary worked for Walsworth Publishing Company as a secretary to Ed Walsworth early in her career. Later she was the bookkeeper for Till's Champlain Service Station and Restaurant in Brookfield and when that establishment changed hands she went to work for Gary and Judy Redmon as bookkeeper at Redmon Equipment. She retired in 1997. Mary is survived by her husband Larry, of the home; her son Doug Lentz, of Petaluma, CA; daughter Margie Lentz, of Columbia, MO; grandchildren Jesse Lentz and wife Letisha, of Santa Rosa, CA; Sarah Lentz, of Petaluma; and Marissa Price and husband Nick, of Columbia, MO; great- grandchildren Charlette Jean and Josephine Lynn Lentz, of Santa Rosa and Ayden Matthew Price, of Columbia; her sister Cindy Noel and husband Dennis, of Rolla, MO; sister-in-law Evelyn (North) Douglas, of St. Charles, MO; sister-in-law Verna (Hahn) Douglas, of Walnut Creek, CA; several much-loved nieces, nephews and cousins; and favorite neighbor Jacey Brooke Vestal. Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers Jack and Bill Douglas; and a nephew Bradley Douglas. Per Mary's wishes, her body was donated to the Gift of Body program at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Mary's name to Rhodes Funeral Home, 216 Linn Street, Brookfield, MO 64628.
Mary Virginia Lentz, 78, of Brookfield, passed away at her home on Friday, December 6, 2013 following a long illness and battle with cancer. Mary was born in Marceline, MO on July 15, 1935 to C.O. "Red" and Muriel (Smith) Douglas. Shortly... View Obituary & Service Information
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