Deaths (Week of August 29, 2007)

Clinton Bentz, 79


Clinton Bentz, 79, retired Kansas Department of Transportation employee, died Aug. 24 at Newman Regional Health Center in Emporia.

The funeral was held Aug. 28 at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Lincolnville, officiated by pastor Alan Stahlecker. Burial was in North Tampa Cemetery.

He was born March 21, 1928 to Herman and Sophie Bentz in Hope. On May 29, 1960 he was married to Elaine Young, who survives.

He is also survived by a son, Tim Bentz of Marion; two daughters, Cindi Smith of Lebo and Jeannette Bentz of Prairie Village; a brother, Ted Bentz of Stover, Mo.; a sister, Ellen Alvarez of Abilene; and three grandchildren.

Oran Graham, 76


Oran Graham, 76, farmer and rancher, died Aug. 25 at his home.

The funeral was held Aug. 28 at Peabody Christian Church with pastor James Pohlman officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

He was born March 14, 1931, to William Miller Graham and Inez M. Williams in Peabody. In 1955 he was married to Dorothy L. Bailey, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Randall and Naomi Graham of Smolan and Rodger and Marietta Graham of Elbing; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Hospice Care of Kansas in North Newton and Peabody Christian Church.

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