Lorraine Anna Gentry, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Stump) Dilley, was born April 22, 1915, in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa, at the age of one-hundred-one years, eight months, and nine days.
Lorraine attended Gregory Heights Elementary School and graduated from Commerce High School in Portland, Oregon in 1933. Following high school she was employed four years at Dairy’s Supply Company offices in Portland, Oregon, and later worked at Twentieth Century Fox Film Company in Seattle, Washington. Lorraine was united in marriage to Robert L. Gentry on November 28, 1936, in her parent’s home. They would return to the family farm in 1940. One child: Judith Ann, was born to bless this union in 1946.
Lorraine worked for the Adams County Free Press and then at the Adams County Courthouse as Deputy Treasurer. She later worked as a bookkeeper for the Corning Creamery and then for the Massena CO-OP. Lorraine was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Corning since its opening in the 1950’s.
Left to cherish Lorraine’s memory are her daughter: Judy (Alan) Hartman, Cumberland, Iowa; five grandchildren: Jeff (Brian) Hartman, Kirk (Mindi) Hartman, Eric (Courtney) Hartman, Beth (Nick) Carr; Lisa (Aaron) Greenwalt; ten great-grandchildren; nephew: Norm (Barb) Focht; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Preceding Lorraine in death were her husband: Robert “Bob” Gentry in 1985; grandson Scott Hartman; two brothers: Arthur and John Dilley; and special friend; Harold Warnock.