A memorial service for Stephen F. Bentley, former co-publisher of The Lawton (Oklahoma) Constitution, will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Stephenie Jenkins, rector, officiating.
A reception will be held immediately following the memorial service in the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parrish Hall.
Burial will be in the family plot at Highland Cemetery, Lawton. Arrangements are under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
Bentley, age 73, died Nov. 4. Born May 3, 1949, in Lawton to Bill Fred and Shirley Shepler Bentley, Steve Bentley grew up in the newspaper business and became associate publisher from 1973 to 1990. He was named co-publisher along with his brother, Donald Shepler Bentley, from 1990 to 2012. They were the fourth generation to own the newspaper.
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