February 13, 2020
Theresa (Terri) Cecilia Kent passed away at her home on February 13, 2020 after battling cancer. She was 80 years old. Terri was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to William Henry Kelly and Mary Theresa Kelly. She had one older brother, Charles. Terri graduated from Mount Saint Macrina Academy in 1957. In 1965, she graduated with a BS in Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She first met Brian Kent on a blind date in Pittsburgh in January 1966. They married in 1967 and celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last June. Terri humbly lived her faith and dedicated her life to serving others. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Pittsburgh, Uniontown, State College, and Lewistown, all in Pennsylvania. Later, she earned a MS in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and worked as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years. As a therapist, she counseled countless foster children, individuals, and families. All the while, Terri was a dedicated mother and raised four compassionate, intelligent, and strong-willed daughters. More recently, she selflessly advocated on behalf of the homeless, migrants at the border, and survivors of domestic violence. In both her professional and personal life, Terri approached all people equally as children of God. Terri loved the mountains, hiking, reading, cooking, plays, musicals, and travel. Like her mother before her, Terri loved music, especially jazz, and was a talented piano player who also gave lessons. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and spending time with dear friends, new and old. She was a lifelong learner and regularly took classes on an array of subjects. Terri is survived by her husband, Brian Kent; her daughters Mary Kent, Suzanne Kent, Roberta Kent, and Megan Van Kent; her sons-in-law Brad Hanson, Brian Loner, and Jeffrey Van Kent; and her grandchild Roland Van Kent. She was predeceased by her brother, Charles Kelly. The service has been cancelled at this time due to restrictions on gatherings. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either Homeward Alliance (website: www.homewardalliance.org/how-to-help) or Project Self-Sufficiency (website: www.bringthepower.org/donate).
Theresa (Terri) Cecilia Kent passed away at her home on February 13, 2020 after battling cancer. She was 80 years old. Terri was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to William Henry Kelly and Mary Theresa Kelly. She had one older brother, Charles. Terri... View Obituary & Service Information
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