Kay (Kennedy) Stentz

Born: Sun., Jul. 31, 1932
Died: Sun., Feb. 3, 2013


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 09, 2013
Location: Garber Brethren Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 09, 2013
Location: Garber Brethren Church

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     Kay Stentz, age 80 of Ashland, OH., passed away early Sunday morning, February 3, 2013 at Hospice House.

     On July 31, 1932 a baby girl was born to Lawrence and Geneva (Fendrick) Kennedy in Toledo.  She was named Kay and was welcomed royally.

     When Kay was four years old her beloved Daddy passed away.  Kay, her mother, and baby brother moved to Ashland to be closer to her grandparents, Bessie and Royal Fendrick. 

     Kay graduated from Ashland High School in 1950.  While in high school, Kay worked at Ashland College and The Home Company.

     Kay married Lee Stentz on August 17, 1950 and together they raised four wonderful children: Cynthia Gentle, Dianne (Mike) Stoner, Lel (Dan) Harlan, and Philip (Carol) Stentz, all whom are surviving.  Also surviving are a brother, Larry (Pat) Kennedy; blessed granddaughters and grandsons: Amber (Alan) Mabry, Emily (Mike) Kubiak, Jen (Josh) Pollard, Nicole Stentz; Andy (Megan) Gentle, Ryan (Holli) Gentle, Patrick (Heather) Gentle, and Michael Stentz; two sisters-in-law: Jan (Russ) Forbes and Mary Stearns; two brothers-in-law: Bill (Mary Lou) Stentz and Jim Shilling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Kay was gifted with ten great-grandchildren: Aubrey and Hope Kubiak, Eden Pollard, Sean, Keira and Conner Gentle, Batavia, Matthew, and Joshua Gentle, and Carson Gentle.

     Kay also worked at Ashland Florist, Buff’s Lawn and Garden, and Samaritan Hospital for 40 plus years as a Red Cross Volunteer.  But her most rewarding job was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  We all lost a grand lady with Kay’s death, but are so very lucky to have had her in our lives as long as we did.

     Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Stentz on July 11, 2004.  Also by her parents, grandparents, two sons-in-law: Philip Evert and Daryl Gentle; and a grandson, Justin Gentle.

     Kay’s funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Garber Brethren Church, 163 Sherman Ave., Ashland, OH.,  with Pastor Tim Craver officiating.  Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, OH., 44805; Ashland Co. Cancer Assoc., 380 E. 4th St., Ashland, OH., 44805; or Garber Brethren Church, 163 Sherman Ave., Ashland, OH., 44805.  Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH., assisted the family with arrangements and will provide an online register book for friends and family to express condolences at www.heylfuneralhome.com  


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Lisa Christine
   Posted Mon February 04, 2013
So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you comfort during this difficult time.

Veronica Hicks
   Posted Mon February 04, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family through your sad time of loss.May god be with you all and comfort you.God Bless Jeff & Veronica Hicks

Jill Hartson
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Kay was a very dear woman with a heart of gold. I feel so blessed to have known Kay for over 10 years. While I enjoyed working with her in the Volunteer Program at Samaritan Hospital, I most enjoyed our long personal chats about our families. I would share antics with her about my children and she would have a story of her own to share about her children when they were younger or about one of her many grandchildren or great grandchildren. I'll always remember how Kay and I used to laugh when her dogs would start barking so loudly that neither of us could hear what the other was saying on the phone. While I never knew Lee, Kay always spoke of him with such fondness that it was evident to me they were true soul mates. Now they are together again. My deepest sympathies to the family who Kay loved so very, very much. May Kay's kind spirit and ready smile be passed down generation to generation so her legacy lives on.

Babs Doan
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
All of you kids are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all.

Pam & Randy Burson & family
   Posted Tue February 05, 2013
Cindy, Dianne, Lel, Phil and families,
You were so blessed with a mother/grandmother like Kay. She was a super lady and I am glad to have known her. My prayers are with you all in your time of sadness and my heart goes out to you for your loss.

Matthew 11:25-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

She has found eternal rest now. God Bless.

Kevin Casper
   Posted Wed February 06, 2013
Dan and Lel you both have Nancy and my sympathy. As I read the obit Im saddened by the fact I never meet your mother. She sounded like a wonderful person.You are the great person you are today, because of your mother. God bless you both, and Amber. Miss you all. Kevin and Nancy Casper

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