Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Regina Rose “Jean” Gentry

Regina Rose “Jean” Gentry, age 63, of Quincy, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 11:13 pm in her home.

Regina Gentry | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisRegina was born December 5, 1954 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Arlie James and Merle Mae Sapp Rowsey.

Regina attended Quincy High School and was employed at the Quincy Paper Box Company.

Regina had a loving spirit and was a caring, giving and selfless person. She liked going to charities and meeting new people, and she also enjoyed being outside and working in her yard. Regina was always willing to help someone no matter how little she herself had. She dearly loved her family and liked spending time with her children and grandchildren. Regina was an animal lover and held her animals close to her heart too.

Regina met John Lewis in 1981. They never married but stayed together in sickness and in health until she became an angel to look over her family. She is also survived by a son, Christopher Gentry of Quincy; a daughter, Kandy Lewis of Burlington, IA; two granddaughters, Scarlett Gentry and Alexis Blaine; three sisters, her twin, Rebecca Morgan of Quincy, Mary Johnson of Ft. Madison, IA, and Terri Baker of Quincy; and six nieces and nephews, Darren, Jennifer and Monica Baker, all of Quincy, John Habermann of Beardstown, IL, Jody Summers of Alabama, and Arlie James Rowsey III of Alabama.

Regina was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Arlie James Rowsey, Jr. and Arthur Joe Rowsey.

Memorial Service: 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Visitation: 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: The family has started a GoFundMe account called Laid Regina to Rest to help with her final expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/5d5b0cg


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. RIP in peace Jeanie my good friend when we were young .love Sissy Schroder Joan Dennison

  2. To the family of Regina: I am so Blessed I got to know her. She was the nicest, caring, loving lady I have ever known! She had so much Spirit about her! I will miss her terribly. She had the prettiest smile. She was our “SUNSHINE” when it was Cloudy out. Heaven gained a Beautiful Angel. R.I.P. Regina!
    Love Always your friend,
    Linda Boston

  3. Jean was a wonderful person. She’ll always be remembered not forgotten. She was truly a loving person to all she met. She adored animals. Bless her soul and may she go forward with those who proceeded her as they will welcome her into her new world.

    My condolences to Jean’s family.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Dont worry Jean The Weda and Leroy will be there with you. Rest in peace.

  5. What a beautiful soul so grateful to have met and spent time with she was one of a kind and I will miss her conversations and laugh. Angel Jeanie! Sorry for your loss.

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