Gracehelen Gentry was president of the Lady Elks Lodge of Gravois Mill

Sunday, December 29, 2013 | 4:30 p.m. CST; updated 4:39 p.m. CST, Sunday, December 29, 2013

COLUMBIA — Gracehelen Gentry of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was 76.

She was born April 13, 1937, in Boone County to Carl Diltz and Helen Lane.

She married Harold Gentry on April 17, 1953, in North Kansas City.

Mrs. Gentry was a president of the Lady Elks Lodge 2705 of Gravois Mill.

Mrs. Gentry is survived by her husband, Harold Gentry; two sons, Steven Gentry of Danapoint, Calif., and Ronald Gentry of Columbia; a brother, Robert Diltz and his wife, Joyce, of Springfield; and a grandson of Las Vegas, Nev.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow in the chapel, and then an interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences can be posted at

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