BettyLee Gentry VanBuren, 91, died Sept. 11

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Betty Lee (Gentry) VanBuren, 91, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Staunton.

Ms. VanBuren was born in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Oct. 24, 1929, a daughter of the late Rev. Lillard Harry and Sarah Virginia (Dove) Gentry.

Betty was retired from Hollister in Stuarts Draft.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Gentry Sr.

Surviving are a daughter, Irma Hollingsworth and her husband, Clyde; granddaughter, Heather Hollingsworth; great-grandson, Parker Scott Campbell; grandson, Devin Hollingsworth and his wife Julie; great-granddaughters, Alexis Paige and McKenna Grace Hollingsworth; a sister, Anna Hinkle; a sister-in-law, Virginia Gentry; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, in Coffman Funeral Home Chapel by Bobby Sims.

Burial will follow in OaklawnMemoryGardens.

It is suggested those desiring make memorial contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association,

355 Rio Road, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA22901

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, in Staunton is in charge of her arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


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