Doris Dent

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Mrs. Doris Gill Dent, age 98 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Sunday, November 14, 2010, at the Adams Street Nursing Center. Doris was born December 10, 1911, in Dent County, Mo., the daughter of James and Cora Pemberton Gill. She was married on May 20, 1933, in Dent County, Mo., to Arley M. Dent. The Dents lived in the Gill Community in Dent County, Mo. for many years where they farmed the Merrimac Farms. They lived in the Gill Community until the 1960's. A homemaker for most of her life, Doris had managed an apartment complex after retiring from the farm in Denver, Colo. Doris enjoyed sewing, knitting, canning, baking, gardening, growing flowers and herbs, reading, and in her later years, an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and golf. The main love of her life in her later years were her great- grandchildren, Zach and Hannah. Survivors include: one granddaughter, Katie Knuth of Jefferson City, Mo., two great- grandchildren, Zach and Hannah Knuth of Jefferson City, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn Dent of Jefferson City, Mo.; two nephews, Claude Day and his wife Nancy Jo of Columbia, Mo. and Bob Gill of Salem, Mo.; one niece, Marilyn Walker and her husband Bob of Salem, Mo.; and many friends and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, James Dent; one daughter, Joanne; one granddaughter, Christy Dent; one sister, Waunie Gill Jones; and one brother, Bernard Gill. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Cedar Grove Cemetery near Salem, Mo. Her friends and families are invited to attend. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Knuth Childrens Educational Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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