Cleta A. Gentry


Cleta "Deanie" Arlene Gentry, 93, of Washington, Indiana, went to her heavenly home Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. She was born in Pike County to the late Lawrence and Ida Mae Willis (Fine).
Deanie had a zest for life and made friends everywhere she went. She attended Petersburg High School and after being married moved to Washington. Deanie was a life member of the Petersburg VFW, the Washington American Legion, and the Moose Lodge of Washington. She also enjoyed playing bunco with the girls.
She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and also enjoyed various church activities.
Deanie leaves behind three sons, Wilford Sherman, Larry Sherman and Dean Gentry (Cindy Tharp); five grandchildren, Kerri Collison, Jeff Sherman, Brian Sherman, Kris Williams, Tony Sherman; 10 great-grandchildren. Garrett Collison, Rachel Collison, Jordan Sherman, Mitch Sherman, Olivia Sherman, Amber Cook, Abby Bratton, Shane Williams, Briley Williams, A.J. Sherman; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded by her husband, Kenneth Allen Gentry; three sisters, Eloise Cannon, Elva Evans, Velma Arnold; and two brothers, Edgar and Edison Willis.
A service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Faye Bilskie officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Published on November 16, 2018
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