Loretta Gail Bentley Idler
A celebration of life for former Lamar resident who was currently of Liberal, Kansas, Loretta Gail Bentley Idler was held at 10:00AM on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship officiating.
Visitation for Loretta was held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 1:00PM until 7:00PM at the Peacock Family Chapel.
Loretta Gail Bentley Idler was born January 30, 1949 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, Kentucky to parents Willie D. Bentley & Martha Caroline Damron Bentley. She was born tenth of eleven children. Gail lived in Kentucky until she was nine years old. After losing her dad in 1957, the family moved to Lamar, Colorado. She graduated from Lamar High School in 1967. She worked at Lamar Theatre & Reese Motor Company. Then in 1971 started working for Mountain Bell. She had a long career in the tele communications Industry working for U.S. West, PTI, & Century tel.
She married the love of her life September 3, 1999. The couple moved to Portland, Tennessee then returned to Lamar for Tom’s fathers failing health in summer of 2001. They stayed in Lamar until March of 2008 when they moved to Liberal, KS where they were currently living.
Gail was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jimmy C. & wife Willa of Paintsville, KY, Robert Bentley of Lamar, CO, Bennett Bentley of Longmont, CO & MacArthur Bentley of Springport, MI her sisters Alma (Raymond) Nunnery of Lamar, CO & Lizzie (Bill) Hays of Lamar, CO.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Idler, sons Sean David (Tara) Silvey, Shannon Don (Elke) Silvey, Scott Allan (Annette) Idler & daughter Amelia Michelle (Timothy) Idler Craig. Her loved grandchildren Hera, Layne, Koy & Rider Silvey, Bailee Truan, Elsie, Sadie & Grant Kloeppel and Betty & Elenor Craig. She is survived by 3 sisters Nona (George) Penrod of Rocky Ford, CO, Norma (Arnold) Sneller of Lamar, CO and June (Aubrey) Martin of Lamar, CO. She is also survived by one brother Kennis Bentley of Lamar, CO & sisters- in- law June Bentley of Lamar, CO, Hattie Bentley of Springport MI and Inga Bentley of Longmont, CO. Also survived by brother in law George (Nancy) Idler, Jim Idler all of Lamar, Co and Sister- in- law Kathleen Marie Idler Shaeffer of Haxton, Mother-in-law Marylin Idler of Lamar, CO who says she never had a cross word with Gail and took many happy walks together.
She helped everyone who needed it. The sisters have a lot of fond fun memories of growing up with Gail in Kentucky. Through the years we had many happy family functions at Gail’s house especially holidays and Christmas Parties. Everyone was invited. Gail always had an open door policy. Many relatives and young people, who needed a place to stay, were always welcome in her home.
Serving as honorary casket bearers were her grandchildren, Hera Silvey, Rider Silvey, Lane Silvey, Koy Silvey, Ky Morris, Chase Morris, Bailee Truan, Elsie Kloeppel, Sadie Kloeppel, Grant Kloeppel, Betty Craig and Elenor Craig.
Musical selections for the services were, “Sail Away”, “Time In A Bottle” and “Last Farewell”.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice either direct or in care of the funeral home office.