Rachel A. Bentley, age 25, of Garden City, KS and formerly of Vernon Rd., W. Salem Twp., Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning, October 29, 2019 in Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS after a very brief battle with Leukemia.

She was born in Greenville on June 28, 1994 to Alan Scott and Kathryn L. (Stevens) Bentley. Rachel was a 2012 graduate of Reynolds High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and as a member of the school's Academic Decathlon Team, she was a medalist at the state level in 2012. In 2016, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Clarion University with a B.S. in Secondary Education. While at Clarion, she was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, served as a campus advisor for two years and was a member of the rugby team. She most recently received a B.S. in Criminal Justice Degree from Clarion University.

For the past three years she was employed at USD 457 School District, Garden City, KS, where she taught History and Social Studies, taught a law course, AP courses and night classes. Rachel enjoyed attending Broadway musicals and was a talented artist.

She is survived by her mother; Kathryn Barker and her husband Doug of Transfer, her father; Alan Scott Bentley of Zelienople, PA, a sister; Sarah Bentley of Meadville, a step-brother; Christopher Barker of Transfer, maternal grandfather; Earl Stevens of Espyville, paternal grandparents; Neal and Ruth Bentley of Espyville and her boyfriend; Aaron Jacobs of Garden City, KS.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 4:00-7:00pm in Reynolds V.F.W. Post #7599, 115 Edgewood Dr., Greenville.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA.



  1. Gina Gina
    November 2, 2019    

    My sincerest condolences for the entire family. I am praying that you find peace during this most difficult time. ❤️❤️❤️

  2. John V John V
    November 2, 2019    

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God give you strength. Rachel accomplished so much.

  3. Loretta Dunham Loretta Dunham
    November 2, 2019    

    Kathy, Scott, Ruth, and Neil……..I was so very sorry to read of Rachel’s untimely illness and passing. I remember her as a wee toddler and also at piano recitals as a young girl. I cannot even imagine the loss of such an accomplished and lovely child and granddaughter. My heart goes out to all of you at this unbearable time. Mere words cannot begin to take away any of the pain. Cherish your memories. Love you and miss seeing you.

  4. Linda Derr Linda Derr
    November 3, 2019    

    Kathy, I was so sorry to here of Rachels passing. Losing a child is the hardest thing to do. If you need me I’m here if you need to talk I’m here. Love you!

  5. Linda Davis Linda Davis
    November 3, 2019    

    My love and prayers go out to the entire Bentley family . My heart is heavy hearing of Rachel’s illness / passing . May God comfort you during this difficult time

  6. JoAnn Bentley Wendt JoAnn Bentley Wendt
    November 4, 2019    

    Neil & Ruth, prayers for you & family in the loss of your Granddaughter. Heartbreaking.

  7. Ron and Kathy Saywell Ron and Kathy Saywell
    November 4, 2019    

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  8. Sheila Zuschlag Sheila Zuschlag
    November 4, 2019    

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Rachel from preschool. She was a quiet but very sweet child. It looks like she accomplished a lot during her too-short life. I’m sure she will be missed by many whose lives she has touched.

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 5, 2019    

    Kathy and Doug and family; so very sorry for you all. You all have my deepest condolences.
    dan rotunno

  10. Debbie Sobina, Assistant Dean Debbie Sobina, Assistant Dean
    November 5, 2019    

    To Rachel’s family and friends –

  11. Pat Barwell Smith and michael (Smitty Pat Barwell Smith and michael (Smitty
    November 5, 2019    

    Kathy and Doug, I am so sorry or your loss. Although I only knew your daughter through facebook, it is very apparent that she was a kind and accomplished young woman. . She in an inspiration and role model for our future generations.

  12. Debbie Sobina, Assistant Dean Debbie Sobina, Assistant Dean
    November 5, 2019    

    To Rachel’s family and friends –

    You will be in my heart and prayers today and for many days to come. We are so blessed to have known Rachel as part of our Clarion family. May God keep you in HIs loving care.

  13. Mark Cruz Mark Cruz
    November 6, 2019    

    My deepest condolences to Rachel’s family. Know that you are my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Glenn and Theresa Robison Glenn and Theresa Robison
    November 7, 2019    

    Scott, our prayers and condolences go out to you and your family.

  15. Kim Wansor Greenlee Kim Wansor Greenlee
    November 7, 2019    

    A beautiful photo tribute to your lovely daughter. You have my deepest sympathy.

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