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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Mary Lou Kent, age 57, of Frankford, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. John Birkhead officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Frankford.  Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at the funeral home.
She was born June 10, 1956 in Hannibal, the daughter of William E. and Nelda Ruth Harlinger Rogers Baker. She married Donald Gene Kent April 28, 1973 at the Salt River Christian Church.
Survivors include her parents Bill and Ruth Baker of New London; husband Donald Kent of Frankford; son Ryan Kent and wife Leisha of Bowling Green; daughter Alaina and husband Joe Lawrence of Bowling Green; eight grandchildren, Landon, Haydon, Layne, Malia, Gentry and Avila Kent, Jack and Tessa Lawrence;  brother Bruce Baker and wife Bettye of University City, Fla.; sisters Lois Swon and husband David of New London, Pam Matson and husband Larry of New London and Penny Nesbitt and JD Overstreet of Hannibal; special Aunt, Joan Klise and husband Billy Joe of New London; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Elizabeth Renay Kent.
Mary was born and raised in New London, graduating from Mark Twain High School.  She worked as a graphic artist for Golden Eagle Distributing.
She was a Christian, enjoyed reading, shopping and working on cross word puzzles. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Ellis, Gregg Kent, James (Willie) Willis, David Houchins, Enoch Matson and Steve Houchins.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren Landon, Haydon, Layne, Malia, Gentry and Avila Kent, Jack and Tessa Lawrence.
Memorials may be made to the Community Loving Care Hospice.
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