Merton William Kent 1915 - 2008 Lecompton
Graveside services for Merton William Kent, 93, of Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Maple Grove Cemetery in Lecompton.Mr. Kent died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Brookside Manor in Overbrook. He was born April 9, 1915, in Topeka, the son of Fay William and Fern Bigger Kent. Mr. Kent worked as a warehouseman at Fleming Co. in Topeka and retired in 1976. He married Roberta Maxine Chandler on July 11, 1936, in Trenton, Mo. She died March 11, 1999.Mr. Kent was also preceded in death by two daughters, Dorothy Kent and Louise Wallace. Survivors include four daughters, Ardith Smith, Carbondale, Jeanie Vestal, Overbrook, Carolyn Glenn, Lecompton, and Verna Pletcher, Lecompton; four half-sisters, Zella Thompson, Clara Daugherty, Doris Cole and Corlis Becerra, all of Lee's Summit, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice or the Lecompton Historical Society, sent in care of the funeral chapel.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.barnettchapeloaks.com">www.barnettchapeloaks.com</a>.