Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, is caring for the arrangement.
She was born June 1, 1935, in Brazil, to Claude and Dora (Stallman) Gentry.
Ms. Gentry graduated from Brazil High School in 1953, and from Ivy Tech Community College Nursing Program, South Bend Campus, in 1972.
She worked as a licensed practical nurse until her retirement in 1981.
Survivors include sisters Evelyn Walker, South Bend, Glenna Maker, Tallahassee, Fla., and Mildred (Ron) Kinderman, Sellersburg, Ind., brothers Harold (Bobbi) Gentry, Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Nolan (Bette) Gentry, Paris, Ill., sister-in-law Mary Gentry, numerous nieces and nephews, her long-time companion Ann Strassel, LaPorte, and her Yorkie, Molly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Charles and Herbert Gentry and sister Joan Wittenmeyer.
Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., LaPorte. Cremation has taken place.
Send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Societ, 601 W. Edison, Mishawaka, Ind., 46545.