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Gladys L. Gentry


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Gladys L. Gentry Obituary
Gladys Lucille Gentry, known to all as Lucille, nee Sowell, 88, St. Clair, departed this life Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Washington.

Lucille was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Humboldt, Tenn., the daughter of George W. Sowell and wife Bertie L., nee Bass. On Oct. 14, 1950, she was united in marriage to Earl Andrew Gentry, and one son came to bless this union.

Lucille was a Christian and attended church services at Crabapple Village Senior Estates in St. Clair. During her working career, she was employed as a machine operator at Steele Manufacturing Company in Steele, for about 10 years. She was a talented seamstress and often made her own clothing. In her younger years, she had fun bowling on a team. She also liked to crochet and do embroidery. Lucille had a lot of fun doing crafts with her friends at Crabapple Village Senior Estates. Reading and visiting with friends were other favorite pastimes. What meant most to her was time spent with family. The love they shared and many memories they created will forever live in their hearts.

Lucille is survived by her son, Rickie Gentry and wife Gloria, Lakeland, Fla.; her stepson, Jim Gentry and wife Mary Jo, Flint Hill; one grandchild, Jessie W. Gentry; five great-grandchildren, Natalie Gentry, Michael Gentry, Grace Cooper, Kurt Cooper and Brianna Thomas; several step-grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Gentry; her parents, George and Bertie Sowell; two brothers, William Sowell and Gene Sowell; and one sister, Betty Gilmore.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

Funeral services followed, beginning at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating.

A private committal will take place at a later date at Brush Creek Cemetery, Gray Summit.

Arrangements were in care of Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Published in The Missourian on June 9, 2018
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