Edwina Kent

Jan 17th, 1937 - Oct 26th, 2018


Rose Hill Cemetery

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2018 10:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM


Rose Hill Cemetery

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2018 11:00 AM


Rose Hill Cemetery

Tue, Oct. 30th, 2018

Edwina Kent

Marion- Edwina Rae Kent, 81, of Marion, passed away at 7:00 PM, Friday, October 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Edwina was born on January 17, 1937 in Herrin to Edward F. and Gladys (Neber) Cronin. She married John D. Kent of Marion on August 22, 1961 in Herrin. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1988.

She graduated from Herrin High School where she was active in band and choir, and was a letter girl and member of the thespian club. She was also involved in all youth activities at Herrin First Baptist. After high school she attended SIU and became executive secretary to the director of the VA Hospital in Marion for thirty years. Upon retirement, she worked as an assistant to the Athletic Director at Marion High School.

Wherever she worked or served, she made friends easily because of her high level of compassion and generosity. She had an undaunting faith in God and currently was a member of Marion First Baptist Church. Spending time with her family and friends were the highlight of her activities. She was an avid reader and strongly enjoyed discussing her “latest read” with anyone.

Survivors include-

Son- Jon D. Kent and wife Pam of Sherman
Daughter- Jana L. Clutts and husband Larry of Cobden
6 grandchildren:
Jon R. Kent and wife Kelsey
Austin Kent and wife Michelle
Ozzie Kent
Kyle Kent
Brandy Buffington and husband Cody
Bobbielyn Crews
10 great grandchildren
Sister- Juliann Huber of Marseilles,
Many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son- Michael and one brother- Paul.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Dr. Bob Dickerson will officiate. Inurnment will follow. A time of gathering will begin at 10:30 AM at the cemetery. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the graveside. Memorial arrangements were made at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Veteran’s Honor Flight or Marion High School Athletic Fund and be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home/ 800 N. Market St/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfunertalhomes.com.

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Joe Dewees

    From: Jacksonville, Illinois

    Date: October 28, 2018

    Sympathy to Edwina’s family and friends. We enjoyed her FB comments and likes thru out the last few years.
    From a Herrin High School classmate.

  • Guest: Linda Tomassi

    From: Brinktown, Missouri

    Date: October 28, 2018

    Jana, Jon & family. I’m so sorry to hear of Edwina’s passing. She was a great person and friend. If I had any questions when I worked at the VA she was always their for me. She was a dear friend. She is in Heaven with your Dad, brother, Mollie & Frank and the rest of her family and friends. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹🌹

  • Guest: carolyn s. rice

    From: johnston city, Illinois

    Date: October 29, 2018

    Julianne, Sp very sorry to learn of your sisters passing. We would run into each other and talkabout “old HTHS TIMES. She also always mention you too. I subbed at Marion high school when she was there…so long ago. Deepest sympathy to all your family.

  • Guest: Richard campbell

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: October 30, 2018

    Rip miss Kent (graduated student) paryes to your family

  • Guest: Emalene Wilcox

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: October 30, 2018

    Sorry to hear of Edwina’s passing. So many memories of years past and all the Cronin family. Many pleasant memories of the years together in church since the 40’s. Sorry I can’t come. I’m in Assisted Living now in a wheel chair. Special thoughts Juliann, Jana, Brandy and Cody. Love you all.