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Rita Mae Gentile Krebs
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Birth: May 26, 1917
Death: Jan. 6, 2008

Mrs. Rita Mae Gentile Krebs age 90 of Pascagoula, MS died Sunday, January 6, 2008 at her home. Mrs. Krebs was born May 26, 1917 to the late John B. and Emma
Ashcraft Gentile in Pascagoula, MS. She was a lifelong resident of her beloved city. A faithful member of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, Mrs. Krebs
was a vital part of the Genealogy and Local History Department of Jackson County dating back the 1960's. Her work and contributions earned recognition in 2007 when the Jackson- George Regional Library System permanently name the genealogy volunteer of the year award the "Rita Krebs Genealogy Volunteer of the Year" award. Mrs. Krebs served as treasurer of the Jackson County Genealogy Society
for more than four decades. Her work and continued love and devotion for the preservation of the history of Jackson County helped lay the foundation for all
future research. She set the bar high for those who follow in her footsteps a debt that will be appreciated by generations to come. She will be deeply missed
by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Edward "J.E." Krebs and a sister Janice Gentile.

She is survived by a daughter, Diane Yandell and her husband Gene of Louisville, KY and a granddaughter Nicole Yandell Scanlan and her husband Steve
of Athens, Ohio; one brother, Carl DeAngelo Sr. and his wife Faye of Pascagoula, MS; four sisters, Theresa Krebs of Ft. Walton, FL, Juanita Barron of Pascagoula,
MS. JoAnn McIntosh and her husband Robert of Moss Point, MS, Joy McGary and her husband Vernon of Pascagoula, MS; numerous nieces, nephews, and lifelong

Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2008 from 9-11 am at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Pascagoula with Mass of Christian Burial will
follow at 11am with Father Patrick McDermott serving as celebrant. Interment will follow in Krebs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carl DeAngelo Sr., Craig
McIntosh, Gary Beach, David McIntosh, Robert McIntosh and Carl DeAngelo Jr. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to Our Lady of Victories Catholic
Church or Jackson County Genealogy Society
[O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home Pascagoula MS]

Family links: 
  John Edward Krebs (1916 - 1973)
Krebs Cemetery
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: D.M. KREBS
Originally Created by: Jones
Record added: Jul 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39263413
Rita Mae <i>Gentile</i> Krebs
Added by: Linda Ellis
Rita Mae <i>Gentile</i> Krebs
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