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Fred Gentry- Mary Rice

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

Fred (Butch) G. Gentry, 67, of Olney, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his home.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Fred was born March 2, 1946, in St Louis the son of Edward  and Bertie Smith Gentry. On April 7, 1969, he married Donna Schoenenberg Gentry in Illinois.  She survives.

Other survivors include one son Mark  Gentry and wife, Kristin, and their children Ashley and Taylor of Silex; one daughter Michelle  Gentry  Spector and her husband Mike and their children Kelcie, Kylie and Ryan of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Patricia Perryman of San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents  and one brother Ned Gentry.

Mr. Gentry served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a Baptist by faith.  He retired as a NTL Boilermaker.

The family was served by Mudd-Veach Funeral Home of Silex. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Relay for Life.


Mary Rice

Mrs. Mary Blondell Rice, 82, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.

Born Jan. 24, 1931, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Oma Flo McKnight Williams.

She was a housewife and loved making quilts and crocheting.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Ellis of Elsberry; four sons: Dennis Rice, of Elsberry, Bruce Rice and his wife, Lorraine, of Hazelwood, Randy Rice and his wife, Tammie, of Elsberry and Kendall Rice, also of Elsberry; twelve grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  She also leaves two sisters: Adaline Williams of Jefferson City and Audrey Tanner of Elsberry, GA; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.

Memorials may be made to the Family of Mary Rice in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.  Online condolences may be made at .