Evelyn M. Kent, 87

October 05, 2009

JAN. 20, 1922-OCT. 2, 2009

Evelyn M. Kent, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, surrounded by her family.

Born Jan. 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Harlen T. Rider and Lula A Gruber Rider.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Huey Ernest Kent.

She was a homemaker and mother of four children. Two daughters, Joyce A. Kinney of Hagerstown and Susan D. Holbruner of Williamsport; two sons, Ernest L. Kent of Williamsport and Gary W. Kent of Halfway; four sisters, Catherine Cline, Helen Embly, Lois Arnold and Peggy Sword, all from Hagerstown; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Gardiner; and four brothers, John Rider, Paul Deeds, Harlan Rider and Carl Deeds.


She was active at Hagerstown Bible Church. She attended Maugansville Bible Brethren Church.

Burial will be private for the family.

Please join the family for a celebration of her life service at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 200 Binkley Ave., Maugansville, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dick Heckman and the Rev. Gerald Carbaugh officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 200 Binkley Ave., Maugansville, MD 21767.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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