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Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by:
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Andy Orf, Bernie Suddarth, Garon Suddarth, Ethan Bent, Leroy Wilkinson and Robert Suddarth.
Edward Lee Bent passed away at 7:22 p.m., Tuesday May 22, 2007 at the Silex Community Care Center in Silex, Missouri. Ed was a Frankford High School graduate and served his country in the U. S. Army in Korea prior to hostilities starting there. He enjoyed working as a mechanic and truck drive part-time. Ed retired in 1992 after over 41 years in the maintenance department at North American Refractories in Farber, Missouri. He was a member of the Farber Presbyterian Church and a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge #335 in Vandalia. Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing and "mechanicing" for friends. He had an extensive collection of Allis-Chalmers mowers.
Born: September 4, 1924 in Frankford, Missouri the son of George Lee and Dollie Ruth (Foutes) Bent.
Married: Myrtle Rebecca Johnson in New London on March 27, 1953; she survives at the home.
Survivors include: one son, Charles E. and wife, Meg Bent of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; two daughters, Rebecca L. Suddarth of Farber and Dinah R. Orf of rural Bowling Green, Missouri; one sister, Nina Peden of Bowling Green; five grandchildren: Bernie and wife, Starra Suddarth of O'Fallon, Missouri; Garon Suddarth of Vandalia; Andy and wife, Jennifer Orf of Louisiana, Missouri; Mackenzie Bent and Ethan Bent both of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Orf.
Preceded in death by: one daughter, Peggy A. and her husband, Bill Hulse in 1977; one brother who died in infancy; one sister, Mary Sue Gilbert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer's Association, 1121 Business Loop 70E, Columbia, Missouri 65201 or the American Cancer Society.
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