Irene H. Sentell

HENDERSONVILLE - Irene H. Sentell, 98, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at Hendersonville Health & Rehabilitation following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Porter and Julia Howard, and the wife of the late R.V. Sentell, who died in 1983.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Julian and Clanning Howard; and one sister, Gertrude McMurray.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Rhodes of Hendersonville; a son, David Sentell and his wife, Patricia, of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Leon Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, Shirley Rhodes, Donna Geoge, Susan Newman and Lt. Col. Robert Sentell; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Garren officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

A guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.forestlawn

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in The Times-News from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2013