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Darlene L. Kent, 82, of West Moody Avenue went to be with the Lord the afternoon of June 8, 2017, at her residence.
Born Dec. 24, 1934, in New Castle, she was the daughter of Paul E. and Geneva L. Gerlach Baxter.
She was preceded in death in 1991 by her husband, Chester C. Kent, whom she married Oct. 20, 1951.
A graduate of New Castle High School, Darlene was employed in the office of Fisher's Big Wheel, where she assisted in data entry, accounts payable and accounts receivable. She had also worked at the Lawrence County Courthouse for three years.
Darlene served as treasurer for the tenant's council at Lawrence Manor. She enjoyed country music, playing the accordion and calling square dances.
She was a member of Victory Christian Center, New Castle campus.
She is survived by three daughters, Kimberlee R. (Thomas G.) Hanna and Marilyn "Sue" (Scott) McLaren, all of New Castle, Kathleen L. (Thomas) Golden of Pulaski; two sons, Edward C. (Annette) Kent and Terry W. Kent, both of Florida; one brother, Raymond P. (Edna) Baxter of Florida; four sisters, Marilyn E. Heath of New Castle, Carol L. (Robert) Sanchez of Idaho, Virginia R. (John) Murphy of Florida and Noreen D. (M. John) Abraham of Edinburg; 25 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Raymond J. Kent and Russell F. Kent; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Kent; three great-grandchildren, Dorothy C. Rhodes, Robin N. Rhodes and Dominick J. Stull; and her beloved dog, Ginger.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Victory Christian Center, 2009 N. Mercer St., New Castle.
A Memorial Service will take place immediately following visitation Monday at 5 p.m. at the church with Pastor Alonzo Waters officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pittsburgh Children's Hospital Cancer Fund, One Children's Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224.
Online condolences and shared memories of Darlene may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on June 9, 2017
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