Waynesburg Woman Victim of Paralysis
Funeral rites were held yesterday afternoon for Mrs. Lillian R. Kent, wife of Attorney R. E. Kent and one of Waynesburg's most prominent women, who died of paralysis Monday evening, Oct. 30, at her home on East Wayne street. The services were conducted in the Kent home at 1:30 in charge of her pastor, Rev. C. C. Fisher of the First Methodist Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. F. D. Esenwein, of Greeneburg, former Waynesburg minister. Interment was in the Greene County Memorial Park.
Mrs. Kent had been in her usual health when she was stricken with paralysis late Monday afternoon, death following at 6:45 o'clock that evening. A daughter of Joshua and Henrietta Fordyce Rice, she was born March 19, 1880, at New Freeport, and as a lifelong resident of Greene county.
She was married July 2, 1901, to R. E. Kent and since that time had resided in Waynesburg, taking a prominent part in social and civic activities here. She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church, the Wesleyan Society of the church, the Ladies f the G. A. R., the Pleasant Hour Club and other local organizations.
Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Helen Kent Gandy, of Stamford, Conn., and Henrietta Kent Miller, of Scottdale; six grandchildren, and the following brothers: Charles H. Rice, of Belmont, Ohio; Harry E. Rice, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; James E. Rice and John L. Rice, of New Freeport.
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)
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