In Memory of

Bernadine Gentry

September 14, 1918 - December 26, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – R. Bernadine Gentry 101, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Sunny Knoll Care Centre, Rockwell City.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Anita Bane officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Church until service time.  Burial of casket will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Manson.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Bernadine is survived by her daughter Janice Hartley of Laurens; son Dale (Lynne) Gentry of Rockwell City; grandsons, Damon (Shelly) Gentry of Ankeny, and Nathan (Emily) Gentry of Rockwell City; 4 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Dwaine; great-grandson Callen Gentry; son-in-law Warren Hartley; her parents, William and Lulu Mae (King) Miller; and brother Harold Miller.

     Ruth Bernadine Miller Gentry was born September 14, 1918 in Sherman Township, Calhoun County, Iowa. She attended country schools and graduated from Manson High School.  Bernadine received her teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls.  On June 2, 1939 she was united in marriage to Dwaine G. Gentry.  Bernadine worked various jobs in her life including teaching school, operating a dried floral arrangement business, working at USDA, and making draperies. The couple enjoyed wintering in Florida for over 40 years.  Dwaine passed away in 2004.  Bernadine was a member of the United Methodist Church, PEO, Calhoun Co. Historical Society, and a Girl Scout Leader.

Funeral Services
11:00 a.m. - Tuesday
December 31, 2019
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Anita Bane
Keith Miller
Kenny Miller
Jimmy VanScoy
Randy VanScoy
Damon Gentry
Nathan Gentry
10:00 a.m. - Tuesday
December 31, 2019
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Rose Hill Cemetery
Manson, Iowa


Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:27 AM
“My condolences on learning of Bernadine's passing. May you find peace and comfort in the days to come through your memories of her.


- Julie Helle

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 6:13 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bernadine at Margaret Ellis’s Drapery Shop many years ago! She always had a smile. 😘💓”
- Peggy Lange Hildreth

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 9:08 PM
“So sorry for your loss, I enjoyed the time I spent carrying for Ms. Bernadine over the past two years.. she was the sweetest lady I have met and her smile could light up a room. Thank you for the time you gave us carrying for your mom. You Are in my prayers. May you find comfort in her memories and in God. ”
- Kimberly Hanson

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 8:26 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of a beautiful lady. I enjoyed helping to care for her when I worked at Sunny Knoll. Always smiling. May peace be with all of you during this difficult time. ”
- Dawn Williamson

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 3:06 PM
“Sorry for your loss”
- Renee and Kevin Bronzynski

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 2:01 PM
“So sorry for your loss. She always smiled when You walked by. Cheryl and I would always go to card club with them. Such memories. She’s in a better place ”
- Joy Monahan

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 12:48 PM
“Sorry to hear of your loss! I'm sure Bernadine lived a very full life and if those of her family I know are any indication, it was one filled with spitfire, laughter, and a get-it-done attitude. Her legacy lives on in all of you! May you find peace in the memories, laughter, and love that surrounds you.
All the best,
- Jill Heisterkamp

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 12:48 PM
“Sorry for your loss. She was a fun lady to be around. It was a pleasure to know her”
- Marilyn Thompson

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