Martin "Marty" Bentley
Martin Carol “Marty” Bentley, 61, of Palatka, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Kona, Kentucky, she resided in Putnam County since the early 1980’s coming from Fort Myers. Marty worked the past 12 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Palatka Health Care Center. Prior to that, she worked several places including Miller’s (Hitchcock’s) in Hawthorne, Adams Locksmith and then at Eastside Bait and Tackle in East Palatka. Among the things Marty enjoyed in her leisure time were playing Bingo, fishing, bowling, card games, scratch-off lottery and playing the fish tables.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Thomas and Rosie Brummett Thomas and 2 brothers, Joe Spurgeon and Arthur Thomas.
Marty is survived by her loving spouse of 21 years, John Hansford of Palatka, 4 daughters, Karina Collins (William McDonald) of Palatka, Dorothy Fuller (Vincent) of McDonough, GA, Kimberly Helmick (Jason) of Grand Junction, CO and Misty Reese (Ronnie) of Erwin, TN, her adopted daughter, Danielle Hill (Randy) of Interlachen, 7 brothers, Frank Spurgeon (Shawnee) of Cleveland, OH, Bill Spurgeon (Thelma) of Petersburg, WVA, James Thomas (Clara) of Lexington, NC, Elmer Thomas (Diane) of Cleveland, OH, William Walter Thomas (Lynne) of Oak Hill, WVA, Gary Thomas (Nadine) of Interlachen and Stevie Thomas (Melanie) of Cleveland, OH, a sister, Fanny Arlene Stanley (Buck) of Interlachen, 11 Grandchildren and 10 Great-grandchildren.
Services celebrating Marty’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Pastor Shawn House officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. Friday at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147 or to the Palatka Health Care Employee Support Fund, 110 Kay Larkin Dr., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Marty’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.