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Shirley A. Gentry

Shirley A. Gentry, 79, of Monticello, formerly of Bement, passed away at 7:45 A.M., on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family is graciously abiding by the suggestions set forth. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 11:00 A.M., at the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement. The Pastor’s Ed Cain and Pat Tieman will officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to the Shirley A. Gentry memorial fund in care of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement.

Shirley was born on August 10, 1941, in Sedgewickville, MO, a daughter of Clarence J. and Ila M. Bumgardner Whaley. She married William L. Gentry of March 27, 1965 in Missouri and he passed away on March 5, 1995.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Gail (Ed) Cain of LaPlace, and Barbara (Ken) Waltsgott of Mobile, AL. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Tad Cain, Ryan Cain, Shelbi Cain and Harry Waltsgott, as well as a great-grandaughter, Mckinlee. She is also survived by a sister, Laverne Cothren of Doniphan, MO. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Ellen Gentry, brother, Joe Whaley, and sisters, Marie Marc and Margaret Russell.

Shirley loved cooking, canning, baking, gardening, and she was a very active mom, she was constantly involved with her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. She worked at the Bement Healthcare Center for many years and loved babysitting.

Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, has the honor to serve the family of Shirley A. Gentry, “Our Family is Here to Serve Your Family”. Please visit our website at to offer condolences.

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