- May 4, 1913 - October 22, 2011
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
of Martha 's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Martha's name to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or email to www.hospiceoflancaster.org.
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Martha Wagner Kent, age 98, of 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA, formerly of Clayton Rd., Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Essa Flory Hospice Center.
Born in W. Fairview, PA, she was the daughter of the late David H. and Martha E. Langletz Wagner. She and her husband, Charles Imbrie Kent, III, celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on May 15, 2011.
Martha was a 1935 graduate of West Chester State Teacher's College. She taught for 26 years total. Her teaching experiences were in the Millersville Laboratory School, Eshelman Elementary School in Penn Manor School district and the Woodward School in Harrisburg.
She was a member of Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ; Easter Star, Palmyra Chapter #402; the Iris Club; the Hamilton Club; the Silver Threads Club; and a life member of PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association).
In addition to her husband, Martha is survived by three daughters: Lynne Kent Bonser, wife of Dennis, of Breinigsville, PA; Lesley Kent-Selim of Drexel Hill, PA and Deborah Kent Livingood, wife of William, of Windham, ME; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers William and Ty Wagner.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Martha's Life Celebration Memorial Service at the Funeral Home of Fred F. Groff, Inc., 234 W. Orange St., Lancaster, PA, on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Kathryn L. Kuhn officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Martha's name to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or email to www.hospiceoflancaster.org. To share your fondest memories of Martha visit www.lifecelebration.com
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