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Diana L. Gentry

Birth Date: June 9, 1948
Death Date: March 9, 2017

Diana Lee Gentry, 68, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Diana was born in June of 1948, in Nashville, TN, to Marie Holland and J B Sydney Rose but was raised by her father and step-mother, Maxine Rose. She married James Everett Gentry in June of 1966, in Gallatin, TN. She enjoyed painting, cake decorating and target shooting.

She is survived by her husband, James Gentry; three sons, James Kenneth (Tina) Gentry, Bobby Gentry, and Steven (Marcy) Gentry; one brother, Ricky Holland; one sister, Sharon Gerald; six grand-children, Ashley, Shelby, Cheyenne, Matthew, Madison and Hope; and one great-grandchild, Karter.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Honoring Diana Gentry’s wishes, cremation services will be provided by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home

A Memorial Service to honor the life of Diana will be held at a later date.

The family of Diana Lee Gentry is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Arrangements Pending
March 9, 2017
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Jim, Donna and I were sorry to hear of your loss. Just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ray Shafer

  2. Bob and I would like to send our condolences to the entire family. We pray your pain will be lessened by fond memories of her.
    Bob and Gail Hanson.

  3. Mellissa you are awesome. She asked about you all the time, I know she loved you so very much. You are right, we get so wrapped up in our own lives it's too easy to forget those that are important!

  4. Jim,

    I am Dee Claytor but in school I was know as Dolore Dugan. Our family send prayers for your loss and we pray for healing for you and you family.

  5. I don't even know where to begin. There are so many stories for Diana and me. I know I felt that she was a second momma. Tina she did have that chair lol. When I couldn't have my bird anymore Diana took it so I could see it. She always told me she wished me to marry one of her boys. We would talk and talk and talk and smoke and talk. When I got married and had babies I always took them over for trick or treat. She always had the big candy. By the way I always dressed up for Halloween and came over too. lol I loved candy. She nicknamed my babies beans and bacon. When we get older and have our own lives. We always forget to go back and see the ones who meant a lot to us. But I will never forget the love she gave me. I will never forget our talks. I will never forget the trick or treating. I will never forget the nicknames. Most important I will never forget you Diana Gentry your heart was always so huge for me and mine for you. I will always love you!!!!!:two_hearts::two_hearts::two_hearts:

  6. Diane was a sweet gental woman. Did not get to spend lots of time with her, but for a short period she baby sat for our son when the grandparents were out if town. Wish we could of had more time together. God Bless, rest now sweet lady.

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