Sentle, Madeline

Written by David Green.

Madeline T. Sentle, 82, formerly of Pioneer, Ohio, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Hillside Country Living in rural Bryan.

She was born Oct. 31, 1927, in Petrolia,  Ontario, Canada, to the late Joseph and Vera (Volway) Tobin. Madeline married Junior Sentle on Feb. 19, 1949, in Assumption, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Sept. 25, 1973.

Madeline was employed at Kustom Fit in Pioneer for more than 20 years.

Surviving Madeline are one daughter, Cathy Manthe of West Unity, Ohio; four sons, Michael (and Bonnie) Sentle of Montpelier, Ohio, and Patrick (and Shirley) Sentle, Denis (and Merry) Sentle, and Douglas Sentle, all of Pioneer; five sisters, Jane Ribblet of Plymouth, Mich., Patsy Taylor of Fremont, Ind., Margaret (and Dale) Gleckler of Lyons, Ohio, Joanne Whetro of West Unity, Ohio, and Sue (and Butch) Bany of Bryan, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Madeline was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Figgins and Merlene “Mert” Creek.

Funeral services are planned at 10: 30 am. Tuesday, June 22, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette with Father Fred Duschl as celebrant. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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