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Karyn L. Bentlin
Karyn L. Bentlin, 79 of Streator passed away Thursday (December 24, 2020) at the Ottawa Pavilion, Ottawa.
Following cremation, a visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 – 6 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Services will be held at 6 PM at the funeral home with social distancing being followed and masks being worn. Burial will be in the Cumberland Cemetery at a later date.
Karyn was born on July 7, 1941 in Streator to Bernard and Thelma Berniece (Mathes) Edmonds. She married Richard Bentlin on October 25, 1959. He survives.
Also surviving is daughter Kim (Jim) Spraggon of Streator, sons, Bryan Bentlin of Chicago, Brad (Tracy) Bentlin of Marseilles and Ben Bentlin of Streator, 9 grandchildren; Emily, Erica, Taylor, Julian, Alec, Ryan, Jeff, Brady and Bryce, 4 great-grandchildren; Donavin, Connor, Madelyn and Jonathan, 1 great-great-granddaughter, Lillian.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Karyn graduated from Woodland High School in 1959. She worked many years at Woodland School and was a member of the Central Church of Christ where she sang in the church choir and was head of the kitchen department at the church for many years arranging for church dinners and funeral dinners.
Memorials may be made to the Central Church of Christ or a charity of the donors choice.
Kim,Bryan,Ben and Brad,
I was so sad to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful woman. She always put a smile on my face whenever I would see her and talk with her. Thinking of you all
Sue Biroschik Gould Dec 30 2020 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about Karen. Our part of the Bentlin family really liked her and I appreciated her humor and "what you see is what you get" attitude. She was always a kind lady and I know you all will miss her tremendously. Sending you all hugs and comforting thoughts.
Dave Bentlin Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss. Karyn was definitely one-of-a-kind! Her love and kindness will never be forgotten. May you sense God's Peace and Comfort at this difficult time.
Chris Dudak Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM
I lived in Blackstone for many years and was a member of CCC . . loved Karen. She always could lift you up when you were down; always smiling and appeared to have more energy than anyone I knew. Please accept my sincere condolences in in your loss.
Pattie (Harasti) Lawrence/Fuquay Varina NC Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry your loss. Karyn always brightened my day at school. My mother and father would tell stories about the things that they would do LOL
Tambla Olesen Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM
Kim and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. May God's peace and love be of comfort to you in the days ahead.
Greg and Barb Lentman Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM
Karyn was the first person to greet our family when we came to CCC. I worked with her on lots of things at Woodland School. I also was a helper in the kitchen at Central-Karyn being the boss. There were times I would say Karyn go check your sugar-she would come back with Am I being grouchy? Yep and she would laugh and check her sugar. Sang with her in the choir too. She was a very talented alto singer. She will be missed by me and a Lott of people. Sing your songs in Heaven Karyn-you dont have to check your sugar any more.
Joann Taylor Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM
Kim and family, so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to lose the person who knows us best. Your mom was a kind,caring lady. May she Rest In Peace
Kimberly Clift-Overocker Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM
Karyn was a staple during my school days at Woodland #5. She was also the first person I talked to when my mother passed away. She was very kind and sympathetic. God bless!
Lynn Dunning Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM