Edith D. Hentz, age 94, of west of Greenville, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 in the Greenville Regional Hospital Emergency Room.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. November 24, 2015 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Montrose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. For those who desire memorials in Edith’s memory may be made to the Greenville First Christian Church.
Edith Dorothy Thompson, the daughter of Charles Albert Thompson and Florence Emily Brown Thompson, was born on June 30, 1921 at the Thompson home in Pocahontas. Edith grew up in Pocahontas and attended the Pocahontas one room school and graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1938. Edith graduated from McKendree College in 1942. She had been teaching for several years in Pocahontas then after graduation, taught in both Central School and Inglis School in Greenville. Edith attended both SIU Edwardsville and Greenville College receiving her Masters Degree in Education. She also did post graduate study as well. After raising her family Edith returned to teaching in 1959 and retired from the Greenville Elementary School after 34 years teaching in 1978. Edith enjoyed working at the Utlaut Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and helped with the One Room School here in Greenville
Edith and George William Hentz were united in marriage on November 4, 1945 at the Greenville First Christian Church by Rev. R. H. Peters and enjoyed over 62 years together before George’s death on June 18, 2008. Edith is survived by their two children: Thomas (Joanie) Hentz of west of Greenville, Susan (Michael) Hooker of Highland, 5 grandchildren: Christy (Todd) Hentz Noran, Amy (Jason) Hentz Macak, J.R. (Annie) Hentz, Rachel (Josh) Hooker Thuenemann, Melissa (Scott) Hooker Thole, and 8 great-grandchildren: Carter, Lincoln, Madison, Jack, Rhys, Olivia, Brynn, and Adalyn.
Edith is preceded in death by her parents, her husband George, and her brothers Keith in infancy and Milton Thompson.
Edith is a member of the Bond County Retired Teachers, the Garden Club, and her Church, the Greenville First Christian Church where she served as Sunday school superintendent of the Primary department for many years.
Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home
203 W Oak St
Greenville, IL 62246