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Opal Kent


June 14, 1923
April 16, 2018

Graveside Service 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia

Opal Kent, 94, of Centralia, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at Fireside House of Centralia in Centralia. She was born the daughter of Thomas and Elsie (Baldridge) Kent on June 14, 1923 in Wamac.

Survivors include her sister, Emma (Kent) Daum of Charleston, IL.

Opal was preceded in death by both her parents, Thomas and Elsie Kent; her sisters, Vera Kent, Myrtle Kent, Norma Kent, Marilyn Kent, Lois (Kent) Allen, and Dorothy (Kent) Shiffer; her brothers, Donald Kent, and Harold Kent.

Opal was a lifelong resident of Wamac. She was a dedicated employee of Bell Telephone Company where she retired after 40 years of service. Opal had a natural ability for growing beautiful flowers. She had the opportunity to share this love and talent with all in the community that came to Kents her family’s greenhouse in Walmac.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia. Irvin Macz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family of Opal Kent would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Cathy Russell and her family for taking such compassionate care of Opal for the last 6 years. Online condolences and memories of Opal may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.