Edith L. Kent. 99, of Carmi, passed away at 12:23 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind. She was born in Saline County on January 26, 1919 the daughter of Ernest and Letha (Tarrant) Cozart. Edith married William Joseph Kent on May 25, 1939, and he preceded her in death on October 12, 1994. She was a receptionist for Dr. Veetch and Dr. Myrna, and she had also worked at Steins Flowers. Edith was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Edith is survived by her sister, Mabel (Sam) Porter, of Norris City and several nieces and nephews including, Terri Swan and Thomas Porter. She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Joe Kent, her brother, Martin Franklin Cozart and her sister Etta Bernita Cozart.
Funeral service for Edith L. Kent, 99, of Carmi will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made in Edith's memory to the First United Methodist Church in Carmi and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.