Thelma Louise Kent, born in Greenwood, South Dakota, January 22, 1937, to Oscar and Norma Palmer. Her family then moved to Henderson, Iowa where she grew up and graduated high school in 1955. Thelma moved to Clarinda to attend collage and met and married her husband Orville on August 5, 1956. She then became an Air Force wife for 23 years, living in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Germany, Florida, Nebraska and New Mexico. To their union they were blessed with five children, Earl Palmer, Randall Vernon, Linda Louise, Christine Lorraine and Juanita Laverne.
Thelma was a child care provider and a homemaker, she loved her family and was very involved in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives. She loved to bake and sew and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary unit 98
She is proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Orville, a brother, a sister, sister-in-law, 3 brother’s-in-law and one grandson.
Thelma is survived by her children: Earl Palmer Kent, Bennett, Colorado, Randall Vernon Kent (Lynette), Grand Island, Nebraska, Linda Louise Ericksen, Des Moines, Iowa, Christine Lorraine (Ronald) DeLong, Phillipsburg, Kansas, Juanita Laverne (David) Pugh, of Phillipsburg, Kansas
13 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren and three sisters along with other relatives and friends.