Mary Louise Gentry of Polo, MO passed away Thursday evening, March 4th, 2021 at her daughter's home in rural Kingston, MO. She was 99 years old. Mary was born in Mirabile, MO on July 3rd, 1921 the daughter of Robert Burns and Fern Estelle (Sackman) Corbett. Mary was a 1939 graduate of Mirabile High School. After high school, she worked for Montgomery Ward as a fill order clerk. On July 3rd, 1941 she was united in marriage to Von R. Gentry. In addition to being a homemaker and farmwife, she worked at Gentry Farm Supply in Mirabile. Mary was a member of Prairie Ridge Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and baking pies. Mary was a loving mother and grandma. She loved the color red, cardinals, chickens and when she had her little dogs, Buffy and Jack. Mary will be dearly missed by all.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Von Gentry; Her parents; son, Rob Gentry; siblings, Blake Corbett, Lloyd Corbett, Billy Corbett, Marvene McNary, and Betty Ayres; great-grandson, Nicholas Gentry. Survivors include: son, Steve Gentry of Polo; daughter, Linda Kay (Joe) Pitman of Kingston; daughter-in-law, Judy Gentry of Polo; sister-in-law, Jean Gentry of Mirabile; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kelli) Gentry of Polo, Scott Gentry of Polo, Penny (Chris) Copeland of Cowgill, Jamie (Aaron) Phares of Lawson, and Gina (Jason) Peoples of Polo; great-grandchildren, Lily, Maverick, Kelsi (Seth), Jack; Sammie Jo (Jon), Sidney (Ashton), Shelby, Mary, Brendan, Jasey, and Arey; great-great grandchildren, Troy and Olive; dearest friend, Mary Chowning; and numerous relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Prairie Ridge Church or Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3 PM, Sunday, March 7th, 2021 at Prairie Ridge Church west of Polo. Visitation will begin one-hour prior to the service at the church. Burial to follow the services at Prairie Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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