Bernice Harriet Kent passed away January 23, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire after a short illness.
She was born August 20, 1923 to Martha Lucinda and James Arthur White and lived in Eau Claire her whole life where she raised her three children.
She is survived by her daughter Pamela Kent Kolve of Eau Claire; sons: James S. (Carol) Kent and David O. (Patti) Kent, all of Eau Claire; grandchildren: Steven R. (Bethany) Kolve, Scott J. Kolve, Tara (Gary) Kent, Tammy (Jeff) Fraher, Harrison Kent, Jefferson Kent, Terry (Becky) Kent, Timothy Kent, Jane (Ben) Greer; great-grandchildren: Alyssa Kolve, Britt Kolve, Sam Callarman, Benjamin (Savannah) Kolve, Callie Elizabeth Greer, Brianna Fraher, William Fraher, Daelyn Kent, and Talia Kent; great-great-grandchild Lacey Grace Kolve; sister-in-law, who is more like her sister, Shirley White; nieces: Lisa Fleming, Sandi Lorenz, Cindy Horsey; nephews: Jeffrey White and Mike Billstrom; and other great nieces and nephews; special friends: Isla Jane Cloutier, and the staff and residents of Heatherwood Assisted Living.
Bernie made friends wherever she went and was loved by many and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
Her family will be forever grateful to Heatherwood Assisted Living and special thanks to her physician and friend, Dr. Richard Horecki, the nursing staff and Chaplain Tim at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire for their never ending kindness and care.