Doris Louise Schultz Kent © Enid News and Eagle 08-24-2020 Submitted by: Glenn
September 4, 1922 - August 22, 2020
Doris Louise (Schultz) Kent was born September 4, 1922 to Edward Ferdinand and Lena (Weidman) Schultz, the second of nine children, and passed away August 22, 2020 in Enid, Oklahoma. She began her academic career at an early age, attending a country school near Carrier, Oklahoma. Her mother didn't want her older sister walking to school alone, so sent Doris, age 4, as well. The family later moved to a farm southwest of Pond Creek, where Doris graduated from Pond Creek High School as the Valedictorian of the Class of 1939 at age 16.
Doris married William Jefferson Kent on July 7, 1940 and they established their home in a 3 room house on a farm halfway between Pond Creek and Nash, which is now known in the family as "The West Place". To this union two sons were born, Edward William and James Douglas. In 1956 the family moved to a farm one mile north of Pond Creek and into a large 2 story home with indoor plumbing. Doris and William built a brick home west of Pond Creek in 1979 where Doris lived until moving to Golden Oaks Retirement Community in 2018. William passed away in September of 1991.
Doris was a homemaker and spent her entire adult life in the Pond Creek and Nash communities. She was an accomplished seamstress and a wonderful cook. A strong supporter of the Grant County Free Fair, she served on the Fair Board for years and won many blue ribbons on her sewing entries. Doris was an avid quilter and a member of many clubs, including Washington Grange and Rose Circle EH Group. Upon moving to Pond Creek, the Kents transferred their membership from the Nash Christian Church to the Pond Creek First Christian, where they were long-time members. She served as a Sunday School teacher for many years, was an active participant in Christian Women's Fellowship and could always be found in the kitchen at church functions. Doris and William farmed all their lives raising cattle and growing wheat. Doris was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, earning the title "Old Bird" given to her by a grandson when she hurt her arm (wing) once.
Doris is survived by sons Ed (E.W.) Kent and wife Sammie of Jamestown, North Carolina and Jim Kent and wife Dolly of Pond Creek; grandchildren Jeff Kent and wife Candy of Pond Creek, Clay Kent and wife Andrea of Waxhaw, North Carolina, Kelcy Ulrich and husband Brian of Jamestown, North Carolina, Mike Kent and wife Amanda of Pond Creek, great grandchildren William and Anna Kent, Isabella, Sebastian and Victoria Kent, Thomas and Sarah Ulrich and Ethan and Noah Martinez, A.J, Andrew and Adian Kent. Doris is also survived by siblings Dean Schultz and wife Donna of Pond Creek, Jerry Schultz and wife Helen, of Huntsville, Texas, Maxine Shaffer of Whitewater, Kansas, Maryl Dumbauld of Wellsville, Ohio, Jean West of Spearman, Texas, Carol Schultz of Enid, sister in law Ruth (Schultz) Jackson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Doris was preceded in death by her husband William, sister Edna Felix, brothers Kenneth Schultz and Edward Schultz.
Wilson Funeral Home of Pond Creek will have a visitation book available for signing Wednesday, August 26 but due to social distancing there will be no visitation of the family. A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the First Christian Church of Pond Creek at 10AM. Masks are welcome and social distancing will be observed due to COVID 19 concerns. Graveside service immediately following at New Home Cemetery, Nash, Oklahoma. Casual attire of jeans and nice shirts is requested by the family.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Pond Creek Kitchen Renovation Fund and Hospice Circle of Love with Wilson Funeral Home as custodian of the funds.
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