Mary Ola Kent, age 92, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Illinois.
Mary was born July 29, 1930 in Marion, Illinois, a daughter of Robert and Joyce (Bond) King. She married the love of her life, Wendell E. Kent on May 27, 1950 in Marion First Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on July 19, 2008.
Mary had worked for Sangamo Electric and spent 27 of her working years at the Marion Dairy Queen. Her true joy was raising her children and making her house a home.
She is survived by three children, Brenda L. (Robert) Zeboski, Stanley E. (Kathy) Kent, and Howard D. (Tammy) Kent; five grandchildren, Ronda (Allen) Craft, Benjie Kent, Matthew (Rebbecca) Kent, Lori (Kevin Minton) Gibbs, and Christopher Kent; and her great grandchildren, Hannah and Lydia Craft, great grandchildren Gage, Lanie, and Abbie Kent, great grandchild Nicole (Cole) Reed, great grandchild Emersan Gibbs, great grandchildren Kaden, Audrey and Lydia Rogowski, great grandchildren Nathaniel, Adelynn and Edith Kent, and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her spouse Wendell E. Kent; her parents, Robert and Joyce (Bond) King; and six siblings, Juanita Hendrickson, Howard King, Robert King, Helen Quaglia, Kathryn Branson, and Deloris O'Brien-Swan.
Visitation will be Monday, November 21st, 2022 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 11:00 AM at Mitchell Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association.