Lucille Ruth Kent, age 88, of Three Rivers, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the Heartland Health Care Center. She was born on February 18, 1921 in Elkhart, IN. the daughter of Deo Preston and Lula (Tavernier) Curtis.
Mrs. Kent has been a long time resident of the Three Rivers-Jones area where she and her late husband Donald Arthur Kent raised their family on their farm. She attended Porter Baptist Church and was a member of the T.O.P.S., the Royal Neighbors, and the Sunshine Girls of Jones. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, ceramics, playing cards and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, one brother and a granddaughter.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving family, two sons, Max (Mary) Kent, and Charles (Joyce) Kent, both of Jones, one daughter, Mary Alice (Phillip) Smith, of Three Rivers; twenty grandchildren and thirty nine great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at the Porter Baptist Church of Jones, MI. with Pastor Bob LaPine officiating.
Interment will be held in Poe Cemetery, Newberg Twp., Jones, MI.
Memorials may be donated to Porter Baptist Church or the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Envelopes available at the funeral home.