Dorthey “Dot” Susie May Bentley Connell, 86 and a half, went to be with the Lord, whom she loved so dearly, on October 27, 2019 after a period of declining health over the past few years. She passed peacefully in her sleep at Valley Nursing Center, where she had been a resident for less than a week. She was the daughter of Daniel and Katie Loudermilt of Taylorsville.
Dorthey was preceded in death by her loving husband and the father of her four children, James William Bentley; her son, Jimmy Dale Bentley; her second husband, Robert “Bob” Connell; two sisters; a brother; and a son-in-law.
Those left to cherish and honor her memory include her son, Danny Michael Bentley and wife Pam of Claremont; and daughters, Juanita Gayle Bentley Deal of Conover, and Sheila Bentley Bailey, as well as Terry “Mac” McLaughlin of Nebo. Dot is survived by five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren as well as five sisters, a brother, and four stepchildren.
She was a member of Union Grove Christian Church, where she was a member of the choir and loved the old-time gospel songs. She loved to work puzzles and paint on canvas, saws, and rocks. She was also ready with a camera anytime family and friends were near.
Alexander Funeral Service is assisting the Connell Family for the receiving of friends on October 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and the funeral on October 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with a thirty-minute viewing prior. Interment will be in the Taylorsville City Cemetery following the funeral.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.