Obituary-Sharon Kent

Sharon “Sherry” (Minks) Kent, age 75 of Wakefield, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2023.

She was born to Hilbert Lawrence and L. Pauline (Allison) Minks on October 31, 1947 in Greensburg, Kansas.

Sherry had suffered many health issues throughout her entire life, but was never one to get down about it or complain too much.  She was a true warrior until the very end.  Sherry had been on dialysis for seven years and her body was wearing out.  Even when making the decision to go into hospice, she said, “I just don’t want to let anyone down, especially my loving husband Wayne.”

Sherry and Wayne were united in marriage on October 4, 1975 in Manhattan, Kansas.  They had one daughter, Heather.  They lived on the family farm near Wakefield all their married life. She worked as a cosmetologist, at McCall’s Pattern Company, and then went on to become a nurse, working for Geary County Community Hospital until her health failed and she had to retire.

She was known by many as the “Angel Lady” as she loved to give out embroidered angels to all she met.  She would pray over each and every angel as she was making them that the recipients would be blessed by God.  Sherry belonged to many different prayer groups and became internet friends with many dear people.  She enjoyed attending the Madura Congregational Church until Covid hit and then to protect her health, stayed home and faithfully watched the Greensburg Mennonite Church service every Sunday with her husband Wayne.

Sherry was a proud third generation 4-Her and always enjoyed teaching others woodcarving and other 4-H projects.  She enjoyed showing livestock, learning how to sew, and cooking and preserving food.  She used these skills to make homemade bread, rolls, cherry pies, clothing, and crafts for her family and friends.  She passed her love of 4-H onto her daughter and granddaughter, JaelAnn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Pauline Minks; her in-laws, Raymond and Olga Kent; her brother, David A. Minks; a brother-in-law, Stanley Kent, and many aunts and uncles.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Heather Hoover (Mike); her step-mother, Emma Minks; one brother, Ronald Minks; her granddaughter, JaelAnn Hoover VarVais (Cody); a brother-in-law, Jim Kent (Mary Jane); David Hoover (Mike Hoover’s brother) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2023 at the Madura Congregational Church in Wakefield with Pastor Dirk Westerman officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church.  Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery in Wakefield.

Memorials may be made to the Madura Congregational Church or River Valley District 4-H Clay County and left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

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