Published Feb. 13, 2005

DENVER - Rita Kipp Bentley will be honored on her 80th birthday with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. next Sunday at the Denver Country Club, 940 E. Fayette St.

She was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Waterloo and married Wallace Bentley on Nov. 10, 1943, in San Diego. She has volunteered at Allen Hospital since 1993.

Hosting the event will be her children, Judy and Pat Mrzlak, Mike and Betsy Bentley, Susan Hankner, and Jo and Sean Henry. She has 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The honoree requests no gifts.

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