Beatrice Mae SentzFebruary 27, 1924 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 93)
Beatrice Mae Sentz, 93, of Messiah Lifeways Retirement Community, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Paul A. and Rhoda H. Martin. Beatrice was the wife of Robert E. Sentz Sr. with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage this past March 15th.
Beatrice worked as a Secretary for Longenecker’s Hatchery. She was a former member of Cross Roads Church, Gideons International Auxiliary and Messiah Village Auxiliary where she was also past President. Beatrice played the accordion in Simmon’s All Girls Orchestra for many years.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Robert Sr., are three children, Shirley Wilkins, wife of Archie of East Berlin, Fern Keener, wife of Ronald of Elizabethtown and Robert Sentz Jr., husband of Eileen of Mount Joy; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Paul “Junior” Martin and a sister, Jean Oberholtzer.
A funeral service honoring Beatrice’s life will be held at Messiah Village Chapel, 100 Mt. Allen Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11 AM. Family and friends will be received at the Chapel from 10 AM to 11 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, 2746 North Colebrook Road, Manheim, PA 17545.