Doris Elsie Marcel June Idaho Cronkhite Bentley

Doris Elsie Marcel June Idaho Cronkhite Bentley, 98, Raytown, Missouri joined hands with Christ, December 15, 2015. A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Monday, December 21, 2015 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, Missouri. Funeral services will follow at 11:00.  Burial in Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice.

Doris was born January 2, 1917 in St Mary’s, Idaho.  She was raised in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan, Canada.  She moved with her husband and daughter to Kansas City in 1950.  Doris will be remembered for her beautiful, lavish dinner parties with family and friends.  She was a friend and member of the Sheffield Family Life Center for many years.  Doris was an avid gardner, experimental cook and tailored seamstress.  Doris loved The Lord.

She is preceded in death by: husband, Ralph Harold Bentley and son-in-law, Archie Townie Welborn.  Survivors include; daughter, Dawna Lynne Welborn, Independence, Missouri; grandson and his wife, Scott Daniel Welborn, Major, USMC and Ashley Renee; granddaughter and husband, Tammy Nicole & Geoffrey Thomas Barnes, Captain, USAF; step granddaughter, Michelle Renee Simpson and husband James; great grandchildren, Taylor, Jackson and Amelia.


  1. Karen and Terry McAbee on December 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Dawna, I’m so very sorry for your loss of your dear mother. You and your family are, as always, in our prayers. Love you.

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  3. Bob Howard on December 27, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Dawna, Scotty, Tammy, Michelle, condolences and sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother, and Grandmother. She is now with Jesus enjoying everlasting life, reunited with her husband, family and friends who went on before her. May God’s compassion surround you and His love comfort you through this difficult time.

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