- Local Guide
Eleanor Joan (Clinger) Kent, 82, Punxsutawney, formerly of Clarion, died Feb. 27, 2012, at her home.
She was born July 23, 1929, in Corsica, a daughter of the late George Leo and Alice Ethel (Snyder) Clinger.
Oct. 14, 1959, she married her husband of 43 years, Ralph Owen Kent, who preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1993.
Mrs. Kent worked at the Brookville Glove Factory as a seamstress; the O-I Glass plant in Clarion; Clarion University; Clarion Hospital; and Clarion Area Schools as a cook and dietary aide. She was a member of the O-I Auxiliary.
She was a former member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Clarion. She loved her family very much, and she was an excellent and generous, loving mom. She enjoyed camping, swimming and being outdoors.
Surviving relatives include a son, Ronald O. Kent and wife Theresa of Hamilton; two daughters, Karen L. Burkett and Debra A. Kent and David Reddinger, all of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren, William J. Black and wife Lacey, and Kelly E. Rieth; a great-granddaughter, Morgan D. Black; and her long-time friend, Don Ashbaugh of Strattanville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, David H. Burkett, in September 2011; five brothers; and three sisters.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Goble Funeral Home & Crematory, 330 Wood St., Clarion.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, at the funeral home with the Rev. Harold O. Jacobson, pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church in Clarion, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rimersburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be made the Grace Lutheran Church in Clarion, or the American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.goblefh.net.