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Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Strohmeier-Wentz

June 11, 1962 – April 30, 2024

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Strohmeier-Wentz

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Strohmeier-Wentz, age 61, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Beth was born in Cincinnati, OH to Henry and Mary Randolph-Strohmeier. Beth’s family lived briefly in Dallas, TX, then moved to the Minneapolis, MN area where they lived until moving back to Cincinnati in 1974. Beth graduated from Colerain High School in 1979.

On June 25, 2011, Beth married John Wentz of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Beth is survived by her husband of 13 years, John Wentz, mother, Mary Randolph-Strohmeier, sons, Mark Sawyer and Jason Sawyer, sister, Nancy Dreyer, brother, Skip Strohmeier, step-children, Bryan (Morgan) Wentz and Paige (Alex) Farrell, nieces and nephews, extended relatives, many friends, and Derby, her dog.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry “Hank” Strohmeier.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, followed by Celebration of Life Service from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231. Once on the grounds of the memorial park, turn left and follow the BLUE line to the funeral home.

Beth loved teaching as well as camping, hiking, biking and just being one with nature. Beth also loved socializing with her many friends, co-workers and family.

Beth earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Cincinnati and master’s degree from Xavier University. Beth was also an adjunct professor at Xavier University in the Montessori Education Department where she trained future teachers in Montessori Methods courses. She taught several of the current teachers in the Dater Montessori Elementary School and served as a teacher mentor to many Xavier Montessori students while still teaching at Dater. In addition to being a warm, caring presence within the classroom, Beth was a strong proponent of field experiences to help her students expand their knowledge beyond the school walls.

The Beth Strohmeier-Wentz Memorial Fund has been established to benefit Friends of Dater Montessori to fund field trips and guest speakers/presentations for the students of Dater Montessori. Your donation will help Beth’s legacy to live on for generations of students to come.

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Friday, May 10, 2024 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

Guest Book

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“John, You’re in our thoughts and prayers. We’re hoping that memories of the life you shared with Beth and knowing that she’s at peace bring you comfort during this very difficult time. Fondly, Roland and Laurie Rheaume”

“Our condolences. Stay strong in your faith. Greg and Shannon”

“My heart goes out to you, John and all of Beth’s loved ones. Sending love and peace to all of you.”

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“Sending love and peace to my cousin Beth from all of the Dawson family and to all who know and love her.”

“John, We were so sad to hear of Beth’s battle against this disease. Beth was strong and fought hard. She was a wonderful woman. Now she can rest in the peace and comfort God promises. Mike and Patti Najar”

“We are sorry to hear about Beth’s passing. Our hearts and condolences go out to Mark, Jason, and everyone else who knew and loved Beth. ~ the Sawyer family”

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“Jane I was sorry to hear if your sweet daughters’passing to such a insidious disease My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest if your family.!I am sure she will be missed. I have to say at first I thought the oh tire was one if you, Jane. She definitely got your looks. Love from the Brewer’s”

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“Peace and blessings to you John. I know it’s been a tough road and my heart breaks for your loss. I know she will shine down on you and continue to share her love.”

“Beth, a spectacular woman inside and out. You will always live in my heart until it stops and I join you again. You will be missed by many. I have so much more love for you. John”

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