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Paula Denise Lentz

October 25, 1952 — February 8, 2023

McMinnville, TN resident and Warren County, TN native Paula Denise Lentz, age 70, was born October 25, 1952 and died February 8, 2023 at her residence following a 5 month illness.           

A retired employee of The Outdoor Shop and Lentz Nursery, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Virginia Pauline Gillis Stiles, Jr. She was married to Dale Lentz of McMinnville, TN on April 22, 1992.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Brett Hill and brother, Jeff Stiles.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lentz is survived by two children, Brooke (Greg) Mast of Smyrna, TN and Tessa (Vincent) Kithome of Murfreesboro, TN; four grandchildren, Ty Kithome, Addison Kithome, Kate Mast and Kyle Mast; brother, Terry (Glenda) Stiles of McMinnville, TN; niece, Lori Petty of McMinnville, TN; nephew, Brian Stiles of Woodbury, TN; mother-in-law, Rita Lentz of McMinnville, TN; brother-in-law, Mack Lentz of McMinnville, TN; sister-in-law, Laurie (Darrell) Rigsby of McMinnville, TN and special friends, Lisa Higgins, Debra Moore and Cindy Swann.

Mrs. Lentz will be cremated. Visitation will be Monday, February 13, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at High’s.  

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High Funeral Home and High’s Cremations, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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