Janette "Jan" Sue Coppock Gentner, 80, Wabash, died at 2:59 am, Friday, April 11, in Panama City Beach, Fla. She was born April 26, 1933 in Joiner, Ark. to Clarence and Lola (Kuykendall) Rose.
Jan was a retired beautician and owned Jan's Beauty Shop in Wabash and also was a nurse's and therapy aide at Vernon Manor Children's Home for 10 years. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and American Legion, both of Wabash. She loved camping, traveling, and going out to eat.
She is survived by her companion, Paul Baker, Lagro; three children, William B (Carol) Coppock, Belinda "Sue" Wiist, and Debbie J (James) Kirkpatrick, all of Wabash; six grandchildren, Dawn (Ron Dillon) Wiist, Lagro, James Wiist and Kara Coppock, both of Wabash, Kessleen (Chris) Baker, Kent, Ohio, Ashley Adams and Courtney Wiist, both of Wabash; 10 great grandchildren; one great, great-granddaughter; four step grandchildren, Jody (Kirk) Short, Wabash, Chad (Karissa) Kirkpatrick, Marion, Josh Kirkpatrick, Wabash, and Lanita Maxie, Bedford, Va.; siblings, Gene (Sue) Rose and Lennie (Caroline) Rose, both of Wabash, Dorothy Kerr, Marion, Bill (Pat) Wilbanks and Kenneth (Patsy) Wilbanks, both of Selmer, Tenn.; and three sisters-in-law, Marie Rose, Silver Lake, Vicki Rose, Mt. Etna, and Shirley Rose, Bunker Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son-in-law, James Wiist, granddaughter, Dian Wiist, six brothers, James, Jerry, Lonnie, William Rose, and six brothers, James, Jerry, Lonnie, William Rose and twin brothers, and two sisters Mary and Jane Rose.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 18 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call Thursday, April 17, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society or The National Arthritis Foundation.
The memorial guest book for Jan may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.