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Jo Dean Lentz, 90
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Jo Dean Lentz, 90, of Knoxville (formerly of McMinnville) died peacefully at her home Monday, Sept. 28.
She was born July 31, 1925 in Cannon County and worked alongside her husband Joe under their ownership of Lentz’s Cee Bee Grocery Store and was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lentz was preceded in death by parents, James L. and Pearlie Harmon Underhill; sisters Vestie Maxwell, Nellie Jones, Artie Taylor, and Jean Boyd and brothers, J.B. Underhill and Jim Underhill Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years Joe B. Lentz; daughter Deborah Lentz Glenn; son Barry N. (Cathy) Lentz; grandchildren Tedman Glenn, Deedra Glenn, David Lentz, Jennifer (Mark) Brosseau and Kathryn Lentz, sister Charlene (J.B.) McGregor, and brother Brown Underhill.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. James C. Johnson, Rev. Robert H. Case, and Rev. Larry C. Layne will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Lentz family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m., and Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the General Fund at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Main Street, McMinnville, TN 37110. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 30, 2015