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Tessie Marie Gentges

August 7, 1930 — October 6, 2020

Tessie Marie Gentges

Tessie Marie Gentges, age 90 of Linn, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her loving family.

Tessie was born August 7, 1930, in Vienna, a daughter to the late Peter J. and Clora (Gray) Haggerty.

She attended Vienna Public School.

On April 18, 1950, she was united in marriage to Henry Alex Gentges in Vienna.  He preceded her in death on May 9, 1990. 

Tessie was employed at Scholastic in Jefferson City and later as a cashier at Wallis Oil Company retiring in 2003.

She was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, St. Ann’s Sodality, St. George Choir, Legion of Mary, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Married Partiers Dance Club in Linn. Tessie was a volunteer at Good Shepard Food Pantry.

Tessie enjoyed flowers and gardening, fishing, and watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

Tessie is survived by: three sons, Harold Gentges of Linn, Randy Gentges and his wife Donna of Sedalia, and Kurt Gentges and his wife Karen of Tipton; four daughters, Marilyn McIntyre and her husband Tom of Weldon Springs, Carolyn Hackmann and her husband Russell of Herculaneum, Debbie Nilges of Jefferson City and Lisa Spicer of Jefferson City; thirteen grandchildren, Chris, Amanda, Matthew, Trisha, Bethany, Tonya, Jessica, Ryan, Alex, Clara, Cody, Alan, and Leah; three grand dogs, Sadie, Charley, and Charlie; seventeen great grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Clemens Haggerty and his wife Carol of Lake Ozark; one sister, Lorraine Parker and her husband Gene of Jefferson City; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by: three sisters, LaDonna Buscher, Mary Catherine Haggerty, and Virginia Stratman; one brother, Harold Haggerty; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Buscher.  

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Colin Franklin and Fr. I.C. Medina as concelebrants.  Interment will be in St. George Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Good Shepherd Food Pantry or St. George Catholic Church in Linn. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com

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Visitation

Saturday, October 17, 2020

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

St George Catholic Church

611 East Main Street, Linn, MO 65051

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, October 17, 2020

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St George Catholic Church

611 East Main Street, Linn, MO 65051

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Interment

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

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