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Pauline Leona Gentges

April 10, 1943 — December 28, 2020

Pauline Leona Gentges, 77, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital.

She was born on April 10, 1943, in Bonnots Mill, the daughter of the late Raymond Joseph and Mathilda Frances (Holzer) Kliethermes.

She was united in marriage on October 23, 1982, in Taos to Arthur Adolph “Sonny” Gentges, who resides at the home.

Pauline worked for twenty-five years at Chesebrough-Ponds and Genco. After retiring, she was a cook at St. Joseph Grade School. In earlier years, Pauline worked for International Shoe Company.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was also a Cole County poll worker for several years.

Pauline’s favorite times were with her children and three grandsons. She enjoyed reading her Bible, swinging on her porch swing watching the hummingbirds, crossword and word search puzzles, watching Gunsmoke, The Waltons, and murder mysteries on tv, and animals, especially cats.

Survivors include her husband, Sonny; three children, Theresa “Terri” (Carl) Haake; Sara Gentges; and Brian Gentges, all of Jefferson City; three grandsons, Cameron Haake, Bryce Haake, and Zach Haake; siblings, Gracie (Jim) Harvey; Erma Moskalski; Carol (Mike) Sisson; David Kliethermes, all of Jefferson City; Danny (Rita) Kliethermes, New Bloomfield; brother and sister in-laws, Ed and Virginia Gentges, Jefferson City; Bernard Gentges, Bonnots Mill; Jerry Ferguson, Jefferson City; nieces and nephews, Jerry & Joyce Jenkins; Cory & Curt Kliethermes; and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Mary Ann Kliethermes, two sisters, Audrey (Ralph) Dietzel and Teresa Ferguson; and a nephew, Matt Ferguson.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Donald Antweiler officiating. The service will be live streamed for those who wish to watch from home. The link can be found on Pauline’s obituary page under tribute wall at

The general public is welcome to attend the services while following social distancing guidelines. Facial coverings are suggested while in attendance.

Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family of Pauline Gentges or to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Pauline Leona Gentges, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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1206 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO, MO 65101

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