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Cecil Lowell Gentry

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cecil Lowell Gentry, 86, of Sandborn, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27 at his residence in Sandborn.

He was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Taconite, Minn., to William L. and Ruth (Pierson) Gentry. On June 7, 1947, Lowell married Lorene F. (Stremming) and they had two sons.

Lowell served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was an electrician and motor winder by trade, working for Crane Weapons Support Center, retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ Church in Westphalia where he had served on the church board on several different occasions.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Lorene F. Gentry of Sandborn, sons, Terry C. (Veronica) Gentry and Jeffrey J. (Dolly), both of Linton; grandchildren, Meagan Gentry of Linton and James Gentry of Sandborn; nine step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by four brothers, Garland R. Gentry of Washington, Robert E. Gentry of Columbus, John L. (Jack) Gentry of Bloomington, William L. Gentry, Jr. of Linton; and two sisters, Miriam Byers of Evansville and Dorothy Stremming of Westphalia.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lillian Clifford and Marjorie Bell.

The family has requested memorial contributions to be made to the Salem United Church of Christ and the Good Samaritan Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Friends may call at Salem United of Christ in Westphalia from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30 and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday, Dec. 1. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem United Church of Christ cemetery with full Military Rites being given by the All Weather Firing Squad of Vincennes.

Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com