Marie A. Kent, 71, of Urbandale, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, in Mansfield, Ohio. Marie was a resident of Ida Grove for 15 years, was a therapist at Plains Area Mental Health Center during that time and also did much volunteer work before she retired and moved to Urbandale in 2002. When Marie moved to Urbandale, she became an almost full-time volunteer for many community groups.
Marie struggled with cancer for several months before she returned to Ohio in September of 2009 to be with her family. A funeral service was held in Bucyrus, Ohio on Dec. 16, 2009. and a Celebration of her Life is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 9, 2010, at the United Church of Christ, 3530 70th Street in Urbandale.