St. Joseph, MO: Rhonda Marlene Gentry was born on April 14, 1955, in Bethany, Mo.  She
departed this life peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the age of 68 surrounded by
family after a lengthy illness.
She was the daughter of Dub and Carolyn Gentry. She spent most of her childhood in New
Hampton, Mo and graduated from South Harrison, class of 1973. Then went to Trenton Junior
College where she obtained a Clerical Degree.
In September of 1978 she was united in marriage to Dean Miller and to this union, 1
daughter was born; Maranda Marlene, her princess. Rhonda was a devoted mother.
Rhonda worked at Veterinary Medical Supply for 4 years. Then she was a stay home mom for
14 years. She was very active in school activities with Maranda. Rhonda went back to work later
on at American Family and retired after 20 years.
Rhonda always put others first. She had a contagious smile and a great sense of humor. She
loved to shop to find a “bargain”. She enjoyed going to the casino and out to eat. Rhonda was
known for her famous sugar cookies.
Survivors include daughter, Maranda Story (Amy) of St. Joseph; siblings, Randy (Terri) Gentry
of Bethany, Linda “Toots” Gentry of St. Joseph, Ted (Linda) Gentry of Kirksville and Jim Gentry
of Ponca City, OK. Aunts, Marilyn Goble Blanton and Helen Gentry Owsley. Numerous cousins,
nieces, nephews, and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Today, Mother dear, I’m missing you so. I’m missing your smile of cheer and I’m missing you
Mother, My dear. Mother, my dear heart of gold, I’ll love you all my life through. When I’m
tempted by wrong, may God make me strong by sending me thoughts dear to you.
Rhonda has been cremated under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 21 at Roberson Funeral
Home, Bethany, MO. Inurnment will follow in Foster Cemetery, New Hampton, MO. The family
will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made
to Foster Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online
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