Burney Johnson
B: 1936-03-01
D: 2020-10-20
View Details
Johnson, Burney
Norma Wendleton
B: 1958-08-23
D: 2020-10-19
View Details
Wendleton, Norma
Bryan Grant
B: 1973-01-19
D: 2020-10-19
View Details
Grant, Bryan
Max Basye
B: 1952-02-06
D: 2020-10-13
View Details
Basye, Max
Arthur Strobel
B: 1926-02-04
D: 2020-10-13
View Details
Strobel, Arthur
Arlen Tracy
B: 1934-01-27
D: 2020-10-13
View Details
Tracy, Arlen
Vicki Thrasher
B: 1955-05-03
D: 2020-10-12
View Details
Thrasher, Vicki
Larry Karst
B: 1939-06-08
D: 2020-10-11
View Details
Karst, Larry
Sandra Bentlage
B: 1964-10-21
D: 2020-10-06
View Details
Bentlage, Sandra
James Oglesby
B: 1928-05-14
D: 2020-10-03
View Details
Oglesby, James
Patricia Marrett
B: 1947-05-23
D: 2020-09-28
View Details
Marrett, Patricia
James Paull, Jr.
B: 1955-03-02
D: 2020-09-28
View Details
Paull, Jr., James
Michael Westfall
B: 1947-07-13
D: 2020-09-27
View Details
Westfall, Michael
Donna Grissom
B: 1937-08-11
D: 2020-09-26
View Details
Grissom, Donna
Dr. Virgil Capron
B: 1939-06-17
D: 2020-09-26
View Details
Capron, Dr. Virgil
Wanda Piper
B: 1926-12-18
D: 2020-09-24
View Details
Piper, Wanda
Lance Helm
B: 1971-08-23
D: 2020-09-23
View Details
Helm, Lance
Glenda Boman
B: 1938-12-29
D: 2020-09-22
View Details
Boman, Glenda
Kari Poorman
B: 1963-06-14
D: 2020-09-22
View Details
Poorman, Kari
Gary Warren
B: 1943-05-10
D: 2020-09-20
View Details
Warren, Gary
Diana Colbert
B: 1953-05-02
D: 2020-09-19
View Details
Colbert, Diana


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Sandra Bentlage

Sandra Kay Bentlage

Wednesday, October 21st, 1964 - Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Sandra Bentlage, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Sandra Bentlage

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Sandra's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Sandra's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Sandra Kay Bentlage of rural Seneca, Missouri passed from this life to eternal rest on Tuesday, October
6, 2020, surrounded by Family and Friends after a courageous battle against cancer. Sandra was born on
October 21, 1964, at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska. After living in Illinois and
Oklahoma, she and her family settled in Joplin in 1970. Sandra attended public school in Joplin
graduating from Memorial High School in the Class of 1982. She then attended Bauder Fashion College
in Dallas graduating in 1985 with an Associate of Arts Degree followed by attendance at the American
College of Atlanta graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was employed in the retail
clothing industry in Minneapolis, Tulsa, and Kansas City for several years before returning to Joplin. In
1999, Sandra was united in marriage to John Hathaway. Their marriage later ended in divorce. Sandra
has continued to live in the Joplin area subsequently and has worked in property management and

Sandra loved gardening, pets and landscaping. Her favorite projects were improving her home, making
unhealthy plants healthy again, adopting stray dogs and cats and spending time with her horses. She
was a Master Professional Gardener and loved flowers. She had many close, loyal friends who she was
always willing to help in any way possible and who in turn helped her. Sandra was unintimidated when
something wouldn’t work and tried to fix anything that was broken, often with success. She believed
that with the proper tool anything could be made to function again, and she had tools for many
situations. She loved her four dogs and three cats and two horses, and one of her greatest concerns
during the latter part of her life was finding suitable homes for her pets.

Sandra was predeceased by her Mother, Clo Ann Bentlage, and by her two brothers, Steven and Scott
Bentlage. She is survived by her sister, Cheryl Bentlage, her father, Charles Bentlage, stepmother Sheila
Bentlage, stepbrother Kevin Mock, stepsister Kelly Bokay, all of Joplin, and nieces Taylor Harrell of San
Diego and Whitney Hughes of Wentzville. Sandra will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Sandra and her Family extends special thanks to the personnel of Freeman Hospital, Freeman Cancer
Institute, Freeman Radiation Oncology and particularly to her friends Darlene Ramirez, Tammy Putnam,
Jodie Briley, Kristen Withenshaw and Michelle Fry for the outstanding care provided to Sandra during
her final illness.

Visitation will be held at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, 3701 East 7th Street, Joplin on Friday, October 9,
from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 10, at 10:00 AM at the same
location with Reverend Charlie Landis officiating. Sandra has requested that the Service be a celebration
of her life and has invited anyone who wishes to speak, be provided the opportunity to do so.

The Family requests that attendees wear masks and practice social distancing. A burial ceremony will follow
at Osborne Cemetery in Joplin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joplin Humane Society or Hope City
Church in Joplin in care of the Mortuary. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sandra Kay Bentlage, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, October 9th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Osborne Memorial Park Cemetery
    33rd & McClelland Blvd.
    Joplin, Missouri 64804
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Sandra here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Sandra Kay Bentlage by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each