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Genevieve “Gen” Nash

Alton 12/27/2013

Genevieve “Gen” Nash passed away at 6:46 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born August 21, 1924 in Bunker Hill, IL.

She was the daughter of the late Earl and Florence (Barnstable) Raymond. Gen met J.I. Smith, her late in life partner, in 1986 and they spent the last years of her life in Alton. She attended St. Ambrose Catholic Church the last 25 years and served on the bereavement committee. Gen worked for Shell Oil at the research lab in Wood River. Thereafter, she made a career in Real Estate Sales. Gen was a member of the Wood River Women’s Club. She was also a volunteer at the Old Wood River Hospital and currently St. Anthony’s Hospital.

She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Nadler, a niece, Stephanie Braden, and a nephew, Raymond Nadler all of Gillespie, IL. Gen also enjoyed spending her summer and fall weeks at Lake Osakis, MN, where she had many, many friends. Gen loved her adopted family as they also loved her. They were Michael L. Smith and his wife Mary Ann Smith, Connie L. Slusher and her husband Carroll W. Slusher; grandchildren, Lori A. Morrison, Cory L. Slusher, Cristan S. Strickland, Michael J. Smith, and Jennifer L. Crane; and great grandchildren, Nikolas L. Morrison, Braden J. Strickland, Noah J. Morrison, Ella M. Strickland, Ethan M. Crane, Sam A. Morrison, Sawyer A. Morrison, Addyson M. Crane, Avery C. Smith, and Connor M. Smith. Gen touched the lives of many people with her warm smile and generous spirit.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2103 at Gent Funeral Home at 2409 State Street, Alton, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Gent Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Ambrose Church or a charity of your choice.

Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com

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