Obituaries » Mary Jo Bentley
May 12, 1960 - March 5, 2019
Bentley, Mary Jo
Age 58 of Rosemount, passed into the arms of Jesus peacefully on March 5, 2019 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Preceded in death by mother, Dorothy and father, Floyd Bentley. Survived by brother, John Bentley; Auntie “Mac” Bily; cousins, Barbara, Lana, and Rita; dear friend, Karen Budde Lovro.
Mary Jo was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 12, 1960. After graduation from Highland Park High School she worked as an Executive Secretary at Sperry Univac, then found her lifelong passion in Real Estate. She attained her real estate license, then broker’s license, and opened shop as Owner/Broker of The Home Advantage. Mary Jo was dedicated to excellence in her profession. In her free time, Mary Jo loved to refurbish houses. Taking something broken and turning it into something beautiful was her joy. She had a magic touch, an eye for what could be, and the talent to bring the transformation to life.
Mary Jo was deeply committed to her Christian faith and her church, Christ Church, of Apple Valley. She was always there to help and support those in need, whether friends, family, or complete strangers. Her kind spirit, sense of humor, and selflessness to give time and assistance to others however she was able, will be greatly missed. The world is a little less bright with her loss, but she is now among the angels, where she belongs.
Funeral at 11am on Mon., March 11, 2019 at Christ Church, 12925 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, with visitation one hour prior. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Christ Church.