Janie B. Bentancur

May 6, 1936-Sept. 11, 2020

Janie Bryant Bentancur, age 84, of Holgate died Friday night, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

Her legacy … She was born May 6, 1936, to Juan and Consuelo Gutierrez in Robstown, Texas. On November 20, 1952, she married Fermin Bentancur. Janie was employed with General Motors, retiring in 1994. Her children and grandchildren were her life.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Lupe) Bentancur Lopez, Holgate, Daniel Bentancur, Ayersville, Marie (Tim) Cantu, Defiance, Michele (Jose) Hinojosa, Lima, Jessie (Laura) Bentancur, Saginaw, Michigan, and Marianne (Ziggy) Sanchez, Edmond, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Presciliano Bryant, Donna, Texas, Maria Carmen (Reynaldo) Vargas, Falfurrias, Texas, Joe (Margie) Bryant, Anthony, New Mexico, and David Bryant, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Janie was preceded in death by her husband, Fermin, Jan. 11, 2018, her son Joe Louis, and siblings, Yolanda Vera, María Elena Luna, Juan M. Bryant and Josefina Oranday.

Her farewell services … Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William St., Holgate, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, from 10 a.m. until noon. Due to health concerns, a mask is required, social distancing is encouraged and the number of visitors will be regulated at any given time for admittance. The celebration of Janie’s life will continue in Grelton Cemetery, Grelton, following visitation at the funeral home.

If sending a memorial contribution, you are asked to consider the American Cancer Society.

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