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home : obituaries : obituaries May 25, 2016

4/30/2013 8:00:00 AM
Anna B. Gentry
Jan. 17, 1928 - April 28, 2013
Anna Gentry
Anna Gentry

Anna Belle Gentry, 85, Rochester, passed away at 10:24 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1928 in Good Hope, Ohio, the daughter of James and Ruth (Davidson) McCoppin.

On Dec. 31, 1950 in Wakefield, Ohio, she married Kenneth Gentry, and he survives.

Mrs. Gentry had worked at various establishments including a grocery store, office, factory and lastly at Lehman's Bakery in New London, Ohio, prior to her marriage to Kenneth. She spent her life as the family matriarch, tending to her family's needs.

In her spare time, she enjoyed bird watching, especially hummingbirds, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Gentry, Rochester; children, Mark and wife Melody Gentry, Rochester, and Vicky and husband Jerry Patton, Umatilla, Fla.; grandchildren, Greg and wife Kari Gentry, Columbia City, and Tiffany and husband Matt Carrigan, Fort Wayne; great-grandchildren, Jacob Gentry and Hunter Gentry, Columbia City, and Madelyn Carrigan, Fort Wayne; brother, Thomas and wife Shirley McCoppin, New London, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Eloise and husband Bill Byers, Kent, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with Mark Spencer officiating.

Friends may call from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Article comment by: Connie Sutton

Vicky and Mark,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. May God bless you and your families in your time of grief.

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Article comment by: Melody Zartman/ Taylor

Ken and Kids,
I am so sorry about Anna Belle
's Passing. I did not hear she was ill.
Just hang on to the memories and they will keep her alive in your hearts forever. The love does not die with the bodies. She took ya'lls with her and left her's behind for all of you. God be will all of you during this time.


Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Article comment by: Dick Slaybaugh

So sorry for your loss Kenny . You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers .

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