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In Memory of
June Hager Gentile
April 14, 1919 - February 11, 2011

6-8pm, Monday, February 14, 2011
Hatfield Funeral Chapel, Toler, Kentucky

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2011
First Presbyterian Church of Williamson, West Virginia

Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia

June Hager Gentile
Teacher at Williamson High School

June Hager Gentile
Born: Apr. 14, 1919
Madison, Boone County, West Virginia

Entered Eternal Rest: Feb. 11, 2011
Forest Hills, Pike County, Kentucky

June Hager Gentile of Forest Hills, Kentucky, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 11, 2011. She was born in Madison, West Virginia, on April 14, 1919, the daughter of the late Charles D. and Maxine McNeely Hager.

She was a graduate of Scott High School and Marshall University with a degree in Business Education. Her career began as a legal secretary, which brought her to the Tug Valley area, followed by a 40 year teaching career at Williamson High School. While at Williamson High School she was the sponsor of the Tug River Breeze, and numerous other activities, but best remembered for the WHS beauty pageants. Mrs. Gentile organized the first Junior Womens Club in this area in 1950, and served as the first President of this club. She also served as President of the American Association of University Women. She has been an active member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, where she received the Womens Lifetime Membership of the Church in 1997. Following her retirement in 1982, she became active with the Auxiliary of Appalachian Regional Hospital, holding several offices, including President.

June was married to the late William W. Bill Gentile, a member of a prominent Italian family, who was President of Mingo Bottling Company at the time of his death.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister Margaret Hager Browning, who along with her mother owned and operated the Mountaineer Restaurant in Danville, WV., and a special granddaughter Tammy Hensley Jessie.

Her survivors include a daughter, Jeanne (Jim) Hall, a step-daughter Patsy (Paul) Stepp, two grandsons, Chris Jessie and Stephen Jessie, three step-grandchildren, Joe Stepp, Michael Stepp, and Linda Kaye Quatronne, she held dear to her heart three great~grandchildren, Ryan Jessie, Madison Jessie, and Alahna Jessie, and one step~great~grandson, Kyle Michael Stepp, er special daughter, Kelli Coleman, an endeared friend, Shelia Hensley, along with her caregivers, Nellie Hannah, Brenda Smith, and Joann Marcum. She also leaves behind a host of relatives and friends, including her sister-in-law, Lorrayne Sherman, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. from the First Presbyterian Church in Williamson, WV., with Rev. Tom Schuler officiating. Burial will follow in the Gentile Family Plot at Fairview Cemetery in West Williamson, WV.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel in Toler, Ky.

Active pallbearers will be David Hensley, Matt Newsome, Pat Campbell, Pat Harris, Chris Harris, James Baker Hays, and Todd Nenni. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Gilliam, James Madlom, Randy Hagy, Bill Barrett, and Eddie Nenni.

Family links:
William W Gentile (1908 - 1973)

Fairview Cemetery
Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia