Bernita Lentz, 101, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. A graveside service will be held Aug. 9 at Mulvane Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 30, 1919, to Frederick and Theresa Oetting. She married Melvin Lentz in June 1940 and they lived on the family farm, raising three daughters. She worked alongside Melvin in his electrical business and then Lentz Lapidary, traveling around the U.S. to gem and mineral shows. After retiring, they moved to Mesa, Ariz. After Melvin's death in 2009, she moved to Hutchinson to be closer to family. 

Melvin and Bernita were charter members of Faith Lutheran Church, Derby. She spent her life sharing with others her love of Christ. 

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