Arlene Faye (Ridlen) Kent

January 3, 1931 – January 23, 2024

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Arlene Kent on January 23, 2024. She left this world peacefully.

Born on January 3, 1931, in Enders, Nebraska, Arlene was no stranger to hard work. From operating farm machinery while growing up on the family farmstead in Nebraska, driving school buses, working in the back office at KMart, and finally running CNC equipment at her son’s manufacturing company her work ethic was unmatched. A true dog lover, Arlene was rarely without her four-legged companion by her side.

In the summer months, she could often be seen donned with a hat and atop a riding lawn mower maintaining the country property she thoroughly enjoyed. When it was colder outside, she enjoyed needlepoint and writing letters on her computer.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Estle and Carolina Kauk Ridlen; her husband, Arthur Kent; and sister, Leona Cramer.

She is survived by her children, Gary (Robin) Kent of Minnesota, Julie Fairchild of California, Diane Alvord of Pennsylvania, and Duane (Debbie) Kent of Holt, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Dustin, Margo, Adam, Jared, Adam, Spencer (Alexa), and Rachel (Nick); and several great grandchildren.

May her soul find eternal peace, and may we find solace in the memories we shared with Arlene.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.