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Cynthia Jeanne Anderson, 54, of North Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Tex., formerly long-time resident of Jefferson City, Mo., died Friday, May 2, 2014, at her home in North Padre Island with her husband by her side with minimal suffering thanks to Hospice, from metastic colon cancer.

She was born May 23, 1959, in Fayette, Mo., the daughter of Keith Ray Anderson and Norma Jeanne (Neal) Anderson.

Cynthia was a graduate of Fayette High School where she was one of two women ever nominated to the National Honor Society. She then graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society.

She was united in marriage on Nov. 28, 1987, at the Twin Hills Methodist Church in Jefferson City to Donald C. Gentry who still survives at the home.

She was employed by Missouri Hospital Association and was employed in marketing by Art Museum of South Texas.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She and her husband enjoyed 26 very happy years together, and lived the last 15 years on North Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Tex. She was loved by her coworkers, family, friends, and most of all, her husband, Don Gentry, formerly a dentist in J.C. She loved water sports, literature, and family. Her family grieves the loss of her gentle compassionate loving spirit, and pray she is in God’s loving care.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Gentry; her mother Norma Jeanne Anderson, of Fayette; two sisters Nancee Anderson Gladden of Fayette; and Julie Anderson of Framingham, Mass.
She was preceded in death by her father Keith Anderson.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Hawthorn Memorials Gardens in Jefferson City, Mo., with the Rev. Daniel P. Hilty officiating.

Memorials are suggested to local women’s shelters, and Planned Parenthood of America, and Cancer Research Institute, or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Missouri is in charge of the arrangements.

Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.

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