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Mattie B. Kent

April 3, 1931 — May 29, 2021

Mattie B. Kent, 90, of Chebanse, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

Mattie was born on April 3, 1931 in Golden, MS, the daughter of George R. and Vertie M. (Marbutt) Burton and they preceded her in death. She married James L. Kent on April 23, 1947 in Belmont, MS and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2007. She was also preceded in death by seven brothers and one step-brother; 6 sisters; one daughter, Patty; and one son-in-law, James.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Yohnka of Chebanse and Pamela Peeken of Kankakee; five sons, Thomas "Clark" (Sandy) Kent of Greenbriar, TN, James "Chris" (Patricia) Kent of Pocatello, ID, Michael (Sharon) Kent of Bourbonnais, Ronald (Anette) Kent of Punta Gorda, FL, and Rodney (Elizabeth) Kent of Gainesville, VA; one son-in-law, David Boness of Chebanse; nineteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Mattie was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Mattie was a wonderful provider, housewife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed playing games, especially cards and Bingo.

Private services will be held at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse. Pallbearers for the service will be Tim Kent, Tom Kent, Brandon Kent, Justin Kent, Matthew Peeken, Stephanie Denoyer, Dawn Lamie, and Eric Boness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

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