Norma J. Helms GENTILE, 73, formerly of Shadyside and Bellaire, Ohio, died Friday, November 23, 2001, in the East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
She was born April 1, 1928, in Neffs, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lloyd J. and Florence Thelma Harris Helms.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie S. Gentile; a daughter, Joni Gentile; and two brothers, Marvin and John Helms.
Surviving are a son, Rodney Gentile and his wife Cindy of Martins Ferry; three daughters, Jennifer Shaeffer and her husband, Thomas of Greenwood, Ind., Janis Breedlove and her husband, James of Livonia, N.Y. and April Starkey and her husband Jeff of Pleasant Grove, Ohio; three brothers, Joseph and James Helms of Shadyside and Jerry Helms of Bellaire; three sisters, Betty Zonker of Bellaire, Frances Scotka and Judith Boston, both of Shadyside; eight grandchildren, Jimmy Breedlove, Jenny Lynn Shaeffer,Tracy Jean Shaeffer, Rodney Duke Gentile, Corey Allen Gentile, Jordan Starkey, Kody Starkey, and Aaron Breedlove and a great grandchild, Nicholas Breedlove.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 441-37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio, where services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 26, 2001, with the Reverend Richard Mehl officiating.
Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio.