Lloyd F. Prentice, age 100, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at the Heart to Heart Care Home in Pomona.
Cremation is planned.
Graveside inurnment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 28, 2020, at Roselawn Cemetery in Ottawa with military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard.
Lloyd was born June 9, 1920 at Centerville, Kansas, the son of Frank Lloyd and Laura May (England) Prentice.
He grew up in Osawatomie, Kansas, moving to Ottawa in 1946 following his military service.
Lloyd graduated from Osawatomie High School with the class of 1938 and attended one year of college.
He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 at Fort Leavenworth until his discharge at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in October 1946.
Lloyd was united in marriage with Ileta Welborn on January 3, 1943. They were later divorced. On August 2, 1969, he was united in marriage with Betty J. Reneau at Emporia, Kansas. She preceded him in death on April 18, 2003.
Lloyd attended the Assembly of God Church and was a former member of the Elks. He worked on lawnmowers and enjoyed gardening and working in the yard.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Laura Prentice; brother, Cecil Prentice; and stepson Gene Reneau, Jr.
He is survived by three children, Nyoka “Nicki” Soper of Lyndon, Marla (David) Drumright of Ottawa, and Bruce (Diann) Prentice also of Ottawa; stepdaughter, Peggy (Craig) Santarpia of Borger, Texas; stepdaughter-in-law, Carol Reneau of Emporia; seven grandchildren, Janea Poe of Quenemo, Benjamin Prentice of Austin, Texas, Andrew Prentice of Irving, Texas, Kevin Prentice of Portland, Oregon, Whitney Wassink of Belton, Missouri, Leanne Desch of Ottawa, and Cale Drumright of Dallas, Texas; four step grandchildren, one great grandchild and four step great grandchildren.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank Jane Wilson at Heart to Heart for her compassionate care of Lloyd.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Heart to Heart c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.