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Ethel Sophia Gentry



Ethel Sophia Gentry, passed away at the age of 92 on December 25th, 2019 in her home, surrounded by close family members. She is survived by her daughter Debby Gentry, son Douglas (Waverly) Gentry, and son David Gentry, as well as seven grandchildren, Madeline Gentry, Forrest Gentry, Austin (Kristi) Gentry, Chelsea (Max) Garter, Jamin Gentry, Jeshua Gentry, and Josiah (Hannah) Gentry and four great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and their children.  She was preceded in death by her dear husband Lyle Gentry in March 2018, and both her brothers Lloyd and Floyd Grimm, sister Delores Buller.  We are very grateful to the ongoing care-giving by our good friend Margaret VanDuinen for almost a full year, and Kristin Whitaker, both of whom provided her with much tender loving care.  She enjoyed their company so much.  We also want to give thanks to all the Faith Hospice nurses and caregivers, who came on board and helped us through this process in so many ways.  Her hobbies included quilting hand made quilts with her husband, sewing clothing and doll clothes, crochet and knitting, and she loved card games. Funeral Services will be held at Friedrichs Funeral Home located at 320 Central Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL. 60056 on January 3. Visitation at 10:00-11:00 a.m., with the funeral immediately following. Ethel will be buried next to her husband of 68 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  Ethel had one son and two grandsons with diabetes and would have been glad to see them receive funds to help further the research for this disease.

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4 Responses

  1. So sorry Debby. Sending lots of love and hugs from Florida. Michele Dan and Kyle

  2. Debby and family… I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother. I am sure that she is holding hands with your wonderful dad and they are enjoying each other’s company, once again! Blessings to all of you, from our entire family!

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