September 24, 1940 ~ July 17, 2010

Mrs. Kay S. Dent, of Farmington, passed away Saturday morning, July 17, 2010, at her Farmington residence, at the age of 69 years, 9 months & 23 days. Kay was born September 24, 1940, in St. Louis, MO., to Edward Clifford Saunders & Mildred Louise 'Kay' Saunders. Also preceding in death were: her husband, Dr. George Winnett Dent, Jr., (Dec. 4, 2007), and a brother, Dennis James Saunders.

Kay was a longtime, faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington. She was the former owner of The Book Gallery in Farmington. Kay was a Speech Pathologist for several area local school districts and enjoyed Theater; Acting & playing Canasta.

Survivors Include: 4 daughters: Margaret C. "Peggy" Dent-Wegener & Michael Wegener, of Hamburg, Germany; Dr. Catherine D. 'Mrs. Rick' Krawczeski, of Cincinnati, OH; Susan M. Dent, of Miami, FL & Mary Kay S. 'Mrs. Jim' Obenauer, of Farmington. Also, 1 son, Dr. George W. (& Kathryn) Dent, III - of Leawood, KS. 1 Sister-In-Law: Dr. Paula A. Dent, of Detroit, MI. 9 Grandchildren: Patrick Wegener; Ryan Perry-Smith; Andrew Obenauer; Lauren Obenauer; Anna-Paulina Wegener; Mia Dent; William Dent; Ava Obenauer and Thomas Dent.

Visitation Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass : Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., July 21, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Farmington, with Fr. James Dyer and Fr. Gene Robertson officiating.

Interment follows at New Calvary Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to: * St. Vincent dePaul Society &/or * HospiceCare, Inc.

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  1. I was sorry to hear of your loss. I still have fond memories of visits to Farmington when we were young, to go to "Bud and Kay's" house, and also coming over for a few days during med school to spend with Dr. Bud. I wish I could be there. Sincerely, Dent Underwood and family.

  2. Dear Peggy, Catherine, Susan, Mary Kay and George, We are so saddened by the loss of your Mother. She will truly be missed. We will always treasure all the good times and family celebrations that we shared with your Mother and Dad. Our thought and prayers are with each of you and your families. Our Love, Ray and Clare

  3. Dear Dent family, Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you all will find some comfort in knowing that others are thinking of you during this difficult time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland~

  4. Mary Kay, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. Your mother was a great person and had a very bubbly personality to all she would meet!! I remember when she had the bookstore, and how much fun it was to go in and talk to her!! She never forgot a face!! If you need anything, please let me know!!

  5. Mary Kay and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you can find comfort in knowing she is not suffering and has been reunited with your dad. If I can be of help in any way, please let me know. With deepest sympathy, Cindy Cole

  6. Mary Kay, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers Jonny Belfield

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. You are special friends. I really miss Dr. Dents visits to Salem. May God comfort and sustain in your great loss.

  8. I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Kay was always so kind to our family. My brothers and I loved staying at her house and hanging out with the kids. She will certainly be missed by many. Peace to her and the family, Michelle (Hudson) Richards

  9. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of spending time with "Bud, Kay and the kids" both at Uncle Doc and Aunt Dorothy's house as well as Farmington (even remeber staying at your home in Farmington when I got my tonsils out). May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ramona and family

  10. Kay was a wonderful, warm, sweet and very funny lady. She will be missed by all of our family very much. She and Dr. Dent were the best next door neighbors we have ever had!! We knew she missed Dr. Dent tremendously, and it gives us great joy and comfort in knowing that they are once again reunited. May they both happily rest in peace… The Walk Family

  11. On our last trip to the doctor just a few short weeks ago Kay and I had a lovely visit. She loved her family and was so very proud of them. Life was never the same since George died…just picture the joyous reunion they have had…I'm sure they are laughing and enjoying being together again…Take each day as it comes and hold tight to your memories…Keeping you all in my prayers

  12. Sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. Kay was a wonderful woman, a great teacher and an inspiration to many. She will be greatly missed.

  13. Mary Kay..So sorry about the passing of your Mother. Will be praying for you during these difficult days and in the days and months to come as you live your life without her with you. Hold fast to the memories for those can never be taken from you.

  14. Mary Kay: I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a dear lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Dear Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. Love, Maria

  16. Mary Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences are with you and your family. My prayers are with you. Marita Akers

  17. Dear Dent Family, We wanted to express our deepest sympathies to all of you. We met Dr. George and Kay Den in 1975 when we were married and expecting our first child. He was my wonderful, kind OB/GYN and delivered both of our children in 1975 and 1977. We met Kay through him, of course, and were all active in the Marriage encounter program through St. Joseph's and Ste. Marie du Lac Catholic Churches. Both your parents were fun and wonderful people, certainly good Christians and we were very proud to have known them. Both of their losses have saddened us. May God Bless each and every one of you. Mike & Cindy DeMand

  18. Dent Family,I am very sorry for your loss. Kay was a lovely person and I know you'll treasure your memories. Know that you are in my prayers.

  19. While piloting my plane several years ago I contracted Bell's Palsy. I returned to Farmington ASAP. My wife remembered Kay's having Bell's Palsy & sought out Kay for advice. Nevermind that it was a Saturday, Kay came over & literally "took charge" of the situation, advising I "immediately" needed to do this; that; don't do this; don't do that; etc…… Kinda like a mom would've done to one of her own kids. I'd planned to contact my physician come Monday. Kay wouldn't hear of that & insisted I "track him down" right then & there & start treatment ASAP. I did & am forever grateful for her "mothering" me during that 6-8 week episode. We were neighbors & friends before my episode. From then on, we were much more than just friends. Dave Taylor

  20. We are very saddened to hear of the loss of a dear friend, a great mother and grandmother. Kay was so blessed with a wonderful family, and we pray for her loved ones for their loss. Kay was always so full with joy and laughter, and for that we will greatly miss her. I know in heaven she will be blessed with her family, health, and happiness. May God Bless you all with strength, joy, and memories of a lifetime.

  21. Dear Susan, I am so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family, please let me know if there is anything at all you need or I can help with. Warmest wishes Helen

  22. Dear Susan: All of us at FIU share your loss. Although inevitable, being without a parent is always traumatic, an an event with which all my age identify. Having loved ones surrounding you is surely comforting. Our deepest sympathies are with you. Joe Leigh Simpson

  23. I am so sorry to hear about Kay..she was a special lady. Please know that you are all in our prayers. Roger and Linda Radford

  24. Dear Susan, It is with great sadness to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayer are with you and Ryan. If you need anything please let me know. Sincerely Mario

  25. Mary Kay I am sorry I never had the privilege of knowing your mother, it sounds as if she was a wonderful lady. From myself and the staff of the Farmington Senior Center we are sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers. Mona

  26. Kay was a wonderful, energetic and all around fun person! She will be missed and heaven gained a great soul!

  27. Dear Susan, Ryan My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am so sorry about your loss. God bless.

  28. Dear Susan, Our prayers are with you and your family. May all the joyful memories that you shared with your mom bring you peace and comfort.

  29. Dear Dent Family, I worked at the bookstore when I was going to college. I very much admired Kay for trying her best to keep the store running. The grace and kindness she showed to us was always appreciated. She would always bring in a smile or some laughter into the store, and could make even the worst of times fun. It was a honor.

  30. Dent family, Jim and I would like to express our heart felt sympothy at the loss your beloved Mother. We were shocked and saddened to hear of her death. Our prayers and thoughts go with you. The Dent family has a special place in our hearts.

  31. I LOVE YOU ALL with ALL my heart. I will never forget that your mom and dad would simply add one more pot pie or open another can of soup for unexpected guests such as myself.They taught many of us the true meaning (and ministry) of hospitality; by example!!! Your parents saw true potential in people and did not hesitate to give constructive criticism when needed, but not to deflate, to elevate!!!!!!!!!!! Peggy, I am eternally grateful for your friendship and I will always have a special place in my heart for you!!You were a great kid and you are a beautiful mother, wife, daughter, and a friend now!!I don't think I've met anyone to rival you, ever!!You are simply the best!!!! I cannot wait to see you again!!! Your friend, Debby

  32. To the Dent family all of you, I am so sorry to hear that your mother whom I considered to be my mom also, has passed on to be with our Lord and Savior in Heaven, where we will all meet up someday. I have many fond memories of times spent with all of you during our childhood. Just remember that you are in my prayers.

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