Joseph T. Bentley, 87, general superintendent of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association from 1958-62, died June 15 in Provo, Utah. A BYU faculty member, he became assistant to BYU Pres. Ernest L. Wilkinson in 1955 and was later appointed administrator of Church schools.
Brother Bentley was a former president of the BYU 1st Stake, a counselor in the Mexican Mission and president of the Northern Mexican and the Argentina Rosario missions. He and his wife, Kathleen, were the first international missionaries to Budapest, Hungary. He also served as a counselor in the Provo Temple presidency. He had also been general manager of the Improvement Era.