Donna M. Kent

Donna M. Kent, 87, of

the Heritage Green Rehab

and Skilled Nursing Facility, formerly of Blockville,

N.Y. and Panama, N.Y.

passed away at 7:16 p.m.

Tuesday (Jan. 29, 2013) in

WCA Hospital.

An area resident for most

of her life she was born

March 22, 1925, in

Kalamazoo, Mich., a

daughter of the late Charles

and Alice Chichester Struble.

Before her retirement

years she had owned and

operated the former Alice

Lee Home for Adults in

Ashville, N.Y. for many

years. She was also a foster

parent, caring for more than

40 children for 20 years

and also cared for the handicapped and disabled

adults for more than 30

years. During the 1950s she

and her husband operated a

restaurant in Ashville, N.Y.

for several years.

She attended the Watts

Flats United Methodist

Church and was

well-known as an accomplished artist, painting

many beautiful oil paintings over the years. She

also taught oil painting

classes and will be remembered for her love of animals, birds and spending

time on the farm.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Albert L.

Kent, whom she married

Oct. 25, 1943, in Traverse

City, Mich.; her six children: Sue (Phil) Roller of

Blockville, N.Y., Alby

(Dave) King of Ashville,

N.Y., Cindy (Jack) Lindquist, Bob (Margaret)

Kent, and James Kent all of

Jamestown, N.Y., and John

(Penny) Kent of Panama,

N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 21

great-grandchildren; two


and a brother, Charles Struble, of Traverse City, Mich.

Besides her parents she

was preceded in death by

three brothers: Raymond,

Robert and Wayne Struble;

and a sister, Glenna Linderleaf.

A private family service

will be held in the Lind

Funeral Home. The Rev.

Daniel Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the

Lake View Cemetery.

Friends will be received

from 4-7 p.m. Friday in the

funeral home.

Memorials may be made

to the Panama Fire Department, 27 E. Main St., Panama, NY 14767, or to the

Salvation Army, 83 S. Main

St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle

in remembrance of Donna

at www.lindfuneralhome.