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Esther "Ruth" Kent, 89, Bloomington
Esther "Ruth" Kent, 89, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the Brown County Health and Living Center.

She was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Monroe County to Homer Spencer and Ethel Nora (Polley) Stevens. Ruth was a 1941 graduate of Unionville High School and 1955 graduate of the Royal Beauty Academy in Indianapolis (1955.)

She was a beautician for over 50 years, having owned and operated her own salon on East Fourth Street in Bloomington for over 35 years. She was a member of the Bridge Church of Christ for several decades and had previously been a member and attendee of Indiana Avenue Church of Christ in Bloomington and Belmont Church of Christ in Brown County.

Ruth married Harry Clifford Kent Jan. 10, 1943. She celebrated her second anniversary with Clifford Jan. 10, 1945, gave birth to her only child Jan. 12, 1945, celebrated her 21st birthday Jan. 14, 1945, and became a widow Jan. 15, 1945, when Clifford was killed in battle in Grand Hallieux, Belgium. She remained a widow for the last 68 years.

Ruth is survived by her son, Gary Richard Kent of Bloomington (wife, Dianne); grandchildren, Dawn Kathleen Kent and Jay Nolan Kent, both of Bloomington; great-granddaughter, Aliyah Monet English of Bloomington;  nephews, Jerry M. (Esther) McClung of Bloomington, Bob (Mary Jo) Kent and Tom (Dianna) Kent, both of North Vernon, Don (Joanne) Dewar of Brown County and Kenny Dewar of Jennings County; nieces, Bette Walden and Nancy Kent, both of Seymour, Mary Beth (Randy) Woods of Bloomington, Judy Dewar of Bartholomew County and Iva Jane Dewar of Jennings County; many other relatives from Eastern Monroe County; countless friends; and fellow Church of Christ members.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Matthew Richard Kent in 2010; her sisters, Roxie (Walter) McClung, Doris (Edward) Kent; brother-in-law, Cecil S. (Virginia) Kent; sister-in-law, Edna (Elbert) Dewar; niece, Phyllis Miller of Arkansas; and nephew, Dan Dewar of Jennings County.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Duncan Cemetery in Brown County. Family and close friends are invited to Ruth’s final service to be conducted by Russell Minett.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements.

Condolences can be made at pdcfuneralchapel.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Bridge Church of Christ, 6996 N. Tunnel Road, Unionville, IN 47468.

  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
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    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
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