Kathleen M. Dent

July 19, 2019

Kathleen M. Dent, age 88, of Farwell, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Clare.  She was born the daughter of Melvin and Lillie (Smith) Gross on Dec. 20, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant.  “Katie” married Kenneth Dent in June of 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1978.  She had worked for several years as a Teacher’s Aide at Farwell Schools and later worked as a Deputy Clerk for the Clare County Clerk’s office. 

Katie enjoyed sewing and quilting and passed along many heirlooms for her family and friends to treasure.  She loved to travel and favored “The Big Apple” – New York City.  Most recently, she loved to walk, sing and color with her friend Carolyn.  Katie was also very patriotic, celebrating the 4th of July holiday proudly wearing red, white and blue.  She is survived by her siblings, John (Marti) Gross, Betty Koenig, and Peggy (James Mania) Fussman, children, Sandy (Debbie Gibbard) Dent of E. Lansing, Sue Ford of Auburn, David (Toni) Dent of Jackson, and Debbie Bell of Clare, her grandchildren, Angela (Jason) Hyatt, Michael (Amanda) McDonald, David Jr. (Andrea) Dent, Ashleigh (Nicholas) Mills, and Mary Schmidt. Also surviving are her nine great-grandchildren, Rowan, Nicholai, Sullivan, Weston, Daedric, David III, Adelynn, Seth and Ben.

In keeping with Kathleen’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Her final place of rest will be in the Surrey Twp. Cemetery.  

Arrangements were handled by the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.  

On-line guestbook at www.stephenson-wyman.com

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