Thelma Kent Clarinda, Iowa January 22, 1937-October 2019 Thelma Louise Kent, born in Greenwood, South Dakota, January 22, 1937, to Oscar and Norma Palmer. Her family then moved to Henderson, Iowa where she grew up and graduated high school in 1955. Thelma moved to Clarinda to attend collage and met and married her husband Orville on August 5, 1956. She then became an Air Force wife for 23 years, living in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Germany, Florida, Nebraska and New Mexico. To their union they were blessed with five children, Earl Palmer, Randall Vernon, Linda Louise, Christine Lorraine and Juanita Laverne. Thelma was a child care provider and a homemaker, she loved her family and was very involved in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives. She loved to bake and sew and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary unit 98. Thelma is proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Orville, a brother, a sister, sister-in-law, 3 brother's-in-law and one grandson. She is survived by her children: Earl Palmer Kent, Bennett, Colorado, Randall Vernon Kent (Lynette), Grand Island, Nebraska, Linda Louise Ericksen, Des Moines, Iowa, Christine Lorraine (Ronald) DeLong, Phillipsburg, Kansas, Juanita Laverne (David) Pugh, of Phillipsburg, Kansas,13 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren and three sisters along with other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10 am with visitation on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm. The family requests the memorial go any local hospice chapter. Walker-Merrick-Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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