Gena Lynn Cress


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 Dec. 13, 1954, in Elwood, to Glenn and Patricia (Mitchell) Canfield.
On Feb. 26, 1977, she married Otis Lee Walker Cress, and they shared 41 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2018.
Gena graduated from Frankton High School and went on to earn her bachelor's 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, Ohio; son, Jared (Kyley) Cress of Anderson; grandchildren, Micaela, Cambell, Kerrigan, Maizy, Finnigan, Jax, Keagan, Kyler, and Jaci; sister, Mary (Steve) Paddock of El Paso, Texas; sister, Lana (Bill) Guthrie of Frankton; brother, Dallas (Luanne) Canfield of Anderson; brother, Duane (Karen) Canfield of Zionsville; 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. and Patricia Canfield.
Funeral service celebrating Gena's life will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, with Pastor Jerry Young officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home in Frankton.
A dinner for family members and friends will follow the service at The Factory at Eighth and Sigler streets in Frankton.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Frankton High School Wrestling Program.
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Published on June 18, 2019
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Linda Hartwell
Jun 25, 2019
Gena delivered my second son
...unplanned and quite a home in Frankton. She always held a special place in my heart for that... Thanks, Gena...
Ken & Linda Ramey
Jun 23, 2019
With Heartfelt Sympathy
To the entire family.
Our thought and prayers are
With you all during this very
Difficult time.
Carol Klinefelter Greer
Jun 19, 2019
So sorry to hear about Gena’s passing. Way to young to leave this earth. We grew up together. She had a wicked sense of humor kind heart and made our class of 1973 a lot of fun. She will be missed.
Will & Vickie Hart
Jun 18, 2019
Saddened to hear of Gena’s passing. Deepest Condolences to the entire family.