Rose C. Gentry, 89 of Jackson, formerly of Lake Egypt, and Belleville, Ill, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Monticello House in Jackson.
She was born August 20, 1923, in Bonne Terre, Mo., to James I. and Zora Leffrige Clark. She and Glen “Roger” Gentry were married October 6, 1942. Roger passed away August 10, 2005.
Rose attended business college in Cape Girardeau. She was employed at the former Ely Walker Apparel in Illmo, Mo., and 20 years at the former Vincent Brass Aluminum Co. in St. Louis. Thereafter, she and Roger moved to Lake Egypt, Ill, where Rose worked part-time for Lake Egypt Water District. Upon moving to Jackson in the 1990’s, she worked part-time at Wills Insurance in Jackson and also volunteered at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.
The Gentry family is grateful to the Monticello House for the kindness and compassion extended to Rose during her year of residency at the home.
Loving survivors include a daughter-in-law, Karen Gentry of Jackson; three granddaughters, Lori (Brent) Wills and their children Kyla and Brandon of Jackson, Jill (Brad) Noel and their children Lindsey and Jason of Jackson, Amy (Christopher) Haertling and their children Allison and Jackson of Altenburg; a sister, Frieda (Kelsey) Kelley of Gordonville; and a brother, Ray (Posey) Mayo of Dickson, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, James R. “Jim” Gentry; a grandson, Jason Gentry; her father, James I. Clark; her mother, Zora Clark-Mayo; and a brother, William Clark.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from 9:30 am to time of service, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, at 11 am, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Henrichs officiating.
Interment will be private, at a later date.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran School, or Safe Harbor Animal Shelter.