Shelly Gentry Teeter, of Niles

Oct. 18, 1961 — Oct. 6, 2019

Shelly Gentry Teeter passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. She was in the presence of her loving husband, Roger Teeter.

Shelly was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July. Facing her foe with grace, dignity, and courage, she spent the last three months battling this implacable disease. Shelly participated in traditional chemotherapy, but the complications of the disease soon took Shelly home to dance with angels. Shelly’s family would like to thank the staff at Hanson Hospice Center for their ability to keep Shelly comfortable during her last days with us.

Shelly was born on Oct. 18, 1961, in Niles. She was the daughter of Kenneth Rowlan Gentry and Ginger Gentry, both of Niles. Shelly had two children, Janine Nicole Gaither and Justin Gaither. She is survived by her husband, Roger Teeter; her son, Justin Gaither; her parents, Kenneth Rowlan Gentry, Ginger Gentry; her step mother, Rosemary Gentry; her brother, Todd Gentry and his wife, Sheryl Gentry and daughter, Madison Gentry; her in-laws, Jack and Carol Teeter.

Shelly was preceded in death by her daughter, Janine Nicole; grandmother and grandfather, Nathan Forest and Pauline Gentry and Fred and Patricia Brocus; and an uncle, Keith Gentry.

Shelly lived in Benton Harbor with her husband of 10 years, Roger Teeter.

Shelly had a deep faith in God. She liked to camp, and her favorite flowers were red roses. She said they symbolized the love she had for the Lord, her children and her husband.

Roger and his family invite family and friends to join them in a celebration of Shelly’s life at noon on Friday, Oct. 18, the Trinity Episcopal Church in Niles.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

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