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In Memoriam: Janet Bentz (March 22, 1950 – Aug. 2, 2023)

Janet Francis Bentz, 73, of Stayton died Aug. 2, 2023.

Janet was born to Francis and Lucille Steele on March 22, 1950, in French Camp, Calif. She was self employed as a home decorator as well as being a homemaker. 

Janet married Kenneth Bentz on July 17, 1971, in Galt, Calif., and together they raised three children. 

Janet is preceded in death by a brother, Edwin; and a sister, Lona Chandler. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Bentz; sons, Joshua Bentz and Benjamin Bentz; daughter, Elissa Miles; brother, Dale Steele; sisters, Raynette Steele, Johanna Sweatt and Connie Spence; and nine grandchildren. 

Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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