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Gena Lynn Cress, age 64, of Frankton, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 17, 2019 at her residence after an extended illness.
Gena was born in Elwood, Indiana on December 13, 1954 to the late Glenn and Patricia (Mitchell) Canfield.
On February 26, 1977 she married Otis Lee Walker Cress, and they shared 41 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death on August 30, 2018,
Gena graduated from Frankton High School and went on to earn her bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Indianapolis. Gena worked as a nurse for many local health agencies before retiring from Miller's Merry Manor in Chesterfield . Gena enjoyed spending time at the casino and going out to dinner and simply running around. She loved tending to her flowers and watching sports. Gena's proudest moments came while she was attending her grandchildren's sporting events, no matter where they were being held or what the event was.
Gena is survived by her son, Josh (Tammy) Cress of Ostrander, OH, son, Jared (Kyley) Cress of Anderson, IN, grandchildren Micaela, Cambell, Kerrigan, Maizy, Finnigan, Jax, Keagan, Kyler, and Jaci, sister, Mary (Steve) Paddock of El Paso, TX, sister, Lana (Bill) Guthrie of Frankton, IN, brother, Dallas (Luanne) Canfield of Anderson, IN, brother, Duane (Karen) Canfield of Zionsville, IN, father-in-law Walker Cress, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gena was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lee Walker Cress, Son, Nathan Cress, Grandson, Kason Cress, parents Glenn L. & Patricia Canfield.
Funeral service celebrating Gena's life will begin at 6:00 p.m. on June 21, 2019 with Pastor Jerry Young officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton, IN.
A dinner for family members and friends will follow the service at The Factory in Frankton.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Frankton High School Wrestling Program.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com