Eleanor Mae Bentz, 83, was the backbone of her family

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Eleanor Mae Bentz
Eleanor Mae Bentz

On Thursday, Sept. 22,2016, Eleanor Mae Bentz, 83, went to meet her creator.

Ellie is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Bentz and parents, J.W. and Lola Staton.  She was the youngest of sixteen kids.

Left to cherish her memory is son, Robert Dale Bentz; daughter, Lisa Dianne Trimble; daughter-in-law, Selena Bentz; grandchildren, Ashlee Renderos and husband Marco Renderos, Danielle Trimble, Krystal Trimble; and great-grandchildren, Tatiana and Micah.

Eleanor was born Feb. 10, 1933 in Rockingham, N.C. She was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach. Ellie worked in Norfolk at General Foams Plastics, where she retired after more than 30 years of dedicated service. Eleanor spent her life being the backbone of her family.

A viewing will be held in her honor for friends and family at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Sunday, Sept. 25 from 4-6 p.m. to be followed by a funeral Monday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m.