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Deborah Lyn Bentzin

11/16/1948 - 01/23/2021

Obituary for Deborah Lyn Bentzin

Deborah Lyn Bentzin, 72, of Otterville, MO passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. She was born on November 16, 1948 in Sedalia, MO the daughter of Donald Max and Mildred Virginia (Richardson) Clifford, who preceded her in death.

On May 13, 1978 in Otterville, MO she was united in marriage to Robert Edwin Bentzin, who resides in the home.

Debbie was 1966 graduate of Smithton High School. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Catholic Church in Bahner, MO. Debbie worked for J.A. Lamy's Manufacturing and Neet Products before opening Country Critters & More. She provided handmade clothing, appliqued t-shirts, sweatshirts, stuffed animals, dolls, alterations and more. Debbie loved sewing for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading, watching baseball, game shows on TV, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her most recent passion was quilting. Debbie was very active at the Otterville Senior Center. She was a wonderful cook, well-known for her coconut cream pies and chocolate cake with caramel icing. Bob and Debbie put out a huge garden every year and Debbie canned many quarts of tomatoes, green beans and other vegetables while also sharing with family, friends, and neighbors.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Matthew Dieckman (Charla) of Sedalia; a brother, Tim Clifford (Mary) of Kingsville, MO; three grandchildren, Michelle Powers (Nathan), Cheldyn Harvey, and Aaron Dieckman (Christine); three great grandchildren, Adelle, Raedyn, and Tucker; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Clifford and Paula Clifford; a nephew, Patrick; and three nieces, Sara, Lisa, and Ashley; five great nephews, Garrett, Emory, Owen, Gabriel, and Jace; two great nieces, Lindsay and Blair; and numerous cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas P. and Joseph Kevin Clifford.

A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Otterville Senior Center or to the Lamine River Hunt Club in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.



Celebration of Life

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Sorry for your loss....May God be with you.....
- Paul Adams
Matt and family and Tim and family: I am so sorry. Prayers for comfort and strength.
- Marilyn Bahner
Thoughts and prayers to Bob and the family. God Bless you all. May the Lord surround you with His Love. Rick and Judy Holem
- Rick Holem
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Kathy and Jimmy Page
- Kathy Page
I enjoyed playing cards with Deb at the Otterville Sr center, plus in Bob and Deb home and then in mine. So enjoyed lunches with her and Bob at Best Western. Deb has u now, but u will always be in my heart.
- Barbara O'Brien

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