Elizabeth B. Kent
February 3, 1922 - January 12, 2012
. . . enjoyed the simple pleasures of life on the farm.
Elizabeth B. Kent, 89, passed away Thursday (Jan. 12, 2012) at home.
Mrs. Kent was born on Feb. 3, 1922 in Baltimore, Md. to Karl and Harriet (Blythe) Kibler. She was a 1941 graduate of Forest Park High School in Baltimore. On Aug. 26, 1942 in Woodlawn, Md. she married Donald E. Kent, who predeceased her on March 11, 1999.
Elsie worked alongside her husband as secretary of Kent Farms, but more importantly as his hands on assistant from 1946 until her retirement in 1986.
Elsie is survived by a son, Thomas (Kathy) Kent of Andover; a daughter, Jeanette (Dave) Cambria of Macedonia, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Dorothea Smith of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Dean Miller of McGraw; five grandchildren, Amanda (Andy) Leibham, Mason Searle, Kasandra (Gabe) Hajde, Edward (Betsy) Kent and Joseph (Lisa) Kent; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph J. Kibler and Commander Edward Lynne Kibler.
Elsie enjoyed portrait and landscape painting. She liked to go horseback riding and was a member of the High Horse Saddle Club and Allegany Trail Dusters. She was a passionate animal lover, especially cats and dogs. Additionally, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. But more than these, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life on the farm.
Friends may call on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Rev. Frank Troutman of the Andover First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Elsie’s name may be made to Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895, Andover Rescue Squad, PO Box 726, Andover, NY 14806 or SPCA Serving Allegany County, 1374 SR 19 South, Wellsville, NY 14895.