Gentry nee Sowell, Gladys "Lucille"

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Private committal at a later date in Brush Creek Cemetery in Gray Summitt, MO

Memorials / Donations:
None specified


Gladys Lucille Gentry, known to all as Lucille, departed this life in Washington, MO, on May 30, 2018, having reached the age of eighty-eight years, six months and twenty-nine days. Lucille was born in Humboldt, TN, on November 1, 1929, daughter of George W. Sowell and Bertie L. Sowell nee Bass. On October 14, 1950, she was united in marriage to Earl Andrew Gentry and one son came to bless this union.

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

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

Lucille was a Christian and had been attending church services at Crabapple Village Senior Estates in St. Clair, MO. During her working career she was employed as a machine operator at Steele Manufacturing Company in Steele, MO, for about ten 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.

A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, step-mother, step-mother-in-law, step-grandmother, step-great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating. A private committal will take place at a later date at Brush Creek Cemetery in Gray Summit, MO.