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Evelyn Dicken Gentry

Obituary Evelyn Dicken Gentry, age 93, of Tompkinsville passed away on Sunday, October 07, 2018 at the Monroe County Medical Center. She was born on October 16, 1924 in Monroe County, KY to the late Leslie Ephriam Dicken and Georgia Pruitt Dicken. She was united in marriage with her late husband Huston J. Gentry on October 19, 1946 at the Mount Gilead Church of Christ. Through the years she worked as a homemaker making sure her family was well cared for. Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren more than she could express.Every person she came in contact with grew to love Evelyn and her personality. She loved to talk and never met a stranger.Evelyn was a long time member of the Mud Lick Church of Christ and regularly attended the Tompkinsville Church of Christ. She is survived by her two sons: Sammie Dale Gentry and wife Deborah of Poteau, Oklahoma and Leslie Mike Gentry and wife Beth of Celina, TN; two daughters: Noretta Lynn Baxter of Bowling Green and Linda Dawn Scott and husband Tony of Tompkinsville; one brother: Willie Jeff Dicken of Indianapolis, IN; one sister: Sarah Edith Dicken Martin of Frankfort, KY; six grandchildren Chad Gentry, Julie Gentry Lynn, Keith Gentry, Jennifer Gentry Lynn, Barry Scott, and Brittany Gregory and 12 Great grandchildren: Leah Gentry, Emma Gentry, Addison Gentry, Graham Lynn, Piper Lynn, Stone Lynn, Oakley Lynn, Ellie Gregory, Henry Gregory, Ethan Scott, Dylan Scott, and Ryan Scott.In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by three brothers: Joe Smith Dicken, Leslie Dewey Dicken, and Leslie Ephriam ( L.E) Dicken.Pallbearers will be Chad Gentry, Keith Gentry, Barry Scott, Scott Lynn, Todd Lynn, Todd Gregory.Honorary pallbearers will be the Great-Grandchildren.Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11AM at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. James Parker will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 10 from 2 PM-8 PM at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will continue on Thursday, October 11 from 7:30 AM until service time at 11 AM at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America or The Kosair Children's Hospital (Norton's Children Hospital). These donations can be made at the office of Strode Funeral Home.Also the family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Staff of Signature Health Care of Monroe County and the Staff of the Monroe County Medical Center. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Evelyn Dicken Gentry please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Monroe County Memorial Lawn Monroe County Memorial Lawn KY, Visitation OCT 10. 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Service OCT 11. 11:00 AM (CDT) Strode Funeral Home - Tompkinsville 204 Columbia AvenueTompkinsville, KY, 42167cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evelyn Dicken Gentry, please visit our floral store.

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We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Gentry was a great neighbor , Momma (Clara Garmon) loved her as a neighbor and thought the world of her! She would always be out on her porch and out in her yard Sweeping and taking care of her flowers and yard! So sorry we didn't make it to the Funeral Home. Many Prayers for you all. :pray::pray::pray:

Bobby and Cheryl Richardson Oct 11 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I always took time to speak to her. My mother is in nursing home also. Sweet lady. Peggy Roberts & mother Mildred Bean

Peggy Oct 9 2018 12:00 AM

Dawn, I remember spending time at your house when I was a kid, and your momma was so sweet. She was a very nice lady and I remember always thinking how she took such good care of you and raised you to be such a great girl. Your momma was a very good lady!

Vickie Buzzard Oct 9 2018 12:00 AM

so sorry for your guys lost

michael &tabitha short Oct 9 2018 12:00 AM

We both Loved Evelyn and enjoyed having her as our neighbor , she was always a Happy person someone who was a pleasure to talk with, as we often visited in our backyards, which I will always cherish . She was certainly a wonderful Christian lady, loved her Church and her Family. As a next door neighbor and a person whom I had known from a very young age, " Her light will always shine". Much Love and Sincere Sympathy to, Her Family.

Roger and Juanita McPherson Oct 9 2018 12:00 AM