Olive M. Firestone Bentz

March 16, 1915December 12, 2013

Olive May Bentz, 98, formerly of Richland, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 in the Stone Ridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Hiram Bentz. She was born in Richland on March 16, 1915, a daughter of the late Mahlon M. and Lula A. Gabler Firestone. Olive was a retired clerk employed at Indiantown Gap for many years. She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, Richland and the Neptune Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Richland. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Joyce Schwalm, Lillian Schlappich, Irma Henne; brothers, Isaac Firestona and Merritt Firestone. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Grace United Church of Christ, 22 Church St., Richland, with a viewing beginning on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Interment will be made in the Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Grace UCC, PO Box 694, Richland, PA 17087. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.


  • Viewing Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Olive M. Firestone Bentz

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maribeth petery

December 2, 2014

I enjoyed visiting Olive at her home in Richland with my mother, Winifred Buffamoyer Mowrey. We visited my mother's cousins as well,Mary,And Laura.