Janet Rae Kent

Nov 9, 2021

A funeral service for Janet Kent, age 83, of Milford, was held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at First Lutheran Church in Milford. Burial was in the North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer. 

Janet Rae Kent, the daughter of Walter and Esther (McArtor) Larm, was born on January 27, 1938, in Royal, Iowa. Growing up, Janet attended school in Royal and graduated from Royal High School. 

On January 4, 1964, Janet was united in marriage to Dean Kent. Throughout her life, Janet worked numerous jobs including working as a housekeeper at West Oaks for many years. 

Janet was a member of First Lutheran Church in Milford as well as the Eagles in Spencer.

In her free time, Janet enjoyed collecting butterflies and barbies, playing BINGO, and going to garage sales and thrift stores. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She often attended their sporting events. Janet also met with her friends for a weekly coffee group. 

Janet passed away on November 9, 2021, at The Gardens Retirement Community in Jefferson. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Rodney (Jane) Stevenson and their children, Jennifer (Josh) Holst and Brian Stevenson; her daughter, Cheryl (Douglas) Barber and their son, Chad (April) Lindsay; her daughter, Debora Stevenson and her children: Danielle (Corey) Roberts, Jamie Hunt, Brooklyn Enderton, and Cameron Greenough; her son, Dean (Nancy) Kent Jr. and their children: Nancy (Daniel) Vakulskas, Christian (Angela Knapp), Dean Alexander (Jordan) Kent; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; extended family and friends. 

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, and husband, Dean Kent. 

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.