Joan Gentry, 66

Joan (Young) Gentry, 66, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at her residence. She was born on December 19, 1942, in San Diego, CA. She was a daughter of the late John F. Sr. and Emmajean (Felkins) Young. Mrs. Gentry is survived by her husband, Wilmer R. Gentry.

Mrs. Gentry was of the protestant faith. She was a homemaker. Joan enjoyed cake decorating and was a Boy Scout leader. She was also involved with the Red Cross as a first aid and CPR instructor.

In addition to her husband, Joan is survived by three sons: John R. Gentry of York, Timothy R., husband of Michele Gentry of Manheim, and Mark Alan Gentry at home; two grandsons, Seth and Shane Gentry, and one brother, John F. Jr., husband of Sharon Young of California. She was preceded in death by a sister Frances.

Private graveside services will take place at Indiantown Gap Nation Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604, or to The Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602. Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Chapel. To send an online condolence, please visit:

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We are so sorry for your loss.  It is difficult to lose a wife, mother and friend.
God will give you the strength you need so lean on him. 
Our Sympathies,
Les and Dolores Stoltzfus

Ron, Mark and John sorry i am not there but my thoughts are w/you all.  I will miss seeing joan at our get togethers I will continue to pray for you and will be in touch when I get home.  Barb High

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