Edith Annette Bentley Strait
Oct. 17, 1906-Oct. 24, 2012
CULVER — Edith Annette Bentley Strait passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at her winter home in San Benito, Texas one week after her 106th birthday. Edith, a long time resident of Culver, was the only child of George and Annette Marshall Bentley. She was born Oct. 17, 1906 at Walled Lake, Mich. She began her education in a one-room school and attended high school in Pontiac, Mich. In 1928, she graduated with honors from Albion College in Michigan where she met and married her loving husband Walter.
Edith and Walter moved to Culver where he taught at the Culver Military Academy for 37 years and retired as the Chair of the Science Department. Edith taught school in Michigan, Culver, and the Plymouth school districts for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver for more than 60 years. She was very involved in local charities, was a member of the Culver Tri Kappa, and enjoyed travel with her husband.
Edith Strait is survived by her sons Dr. Richard D. Strait, Bourbon and Dr. Lawrence A. Strait (Janet), Santa Ana, Calif. Edith had four grandchildren: Lawrence A. Strait Jr.”Chip”, Elizabeth Strait Meyer (Gary), Littleton, Colo.; William H. Strait (Shannon), Bend, Ore.; and Margaret Strait Stoner (Korey), Pittsburg, Pa. She was blessed with seven great-grandchildren: Michelle and Allison Meyer, Margaret and Zane Strait, and Daniel, Charles, and Adeline Stoner. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter, grandson Chip, and daughter-in-law Jeannette.
Inurnment will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to the Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver.