Donna Sue (Maynard) Bentley of Minford, OH, passed away peacefully on
July 12, 2023 surrounded by her family at SOMC Hospice Center.
Donna was born on April 2, 1950 to Rome and Mary Jane Maynard. She
graduated from Glenwood High School in 1968 and continued her education
at Ohio University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in
She deeply cherished her time at the Northwest Local School District where
she taught for 39 years. During her career, she built friendships with both
colleagues and students that lasted a lifetime. She had a natural gift for
lifting others up and was passionate about helping students reach their full
potential. Donna was a member of The Church of God of Prophecy in New Boston,
She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Jane (Buckley) Maynard, her
father Rome Maynard, her twin sisters Betty Lou and Caroline Sue Maynard,
and her older sister Shirley Ann (Maynard) Carver.
Donna is survived by her uncle Lewis Maynard, her niece Bobbi Jo (Carver)
Brown, her daughter Holly (Tony) Wilson, her son Steven Michael (Jill)
Bentley, her granddaughters: Halli (Evan) Price, and Elisabeth Wilson, her
lifelong friends Jack (Diane) Rice and Lucille (Howard) Hunt, along with
many other loved ones.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 15, 2023 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Funeral services will be held immediately following at 1:00 PM, all at F.C
Daehler Mortuary, 915 Ninth Street, Portsmouth, OH, 45662.
Pastor Mike Dempsey officiating.
Private interment in Friendship Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to SOMC Hospice Center or The
Church of God of Prophecy, New Boston, OH, in her remembrance.
Please visit www.fcdaehlermortuary.com to leave a special memory of Donna or condolences for her family.