Beverly Kent, wife of former Grace College and Theological Seminary president Homer A. Kent, Jr., went to be with the Lord about 5 p.m. today. She had been in ill health for the past several years and was hospitalized over the weekend for congestive heart failure.
More details will be released as they become available. Mrs. Kent, originally from southern California, had a long and storied career in Winona Lake, Indiana, as her husband’s career progressed through being New Testament and Greek professor at the seminary, then as first lady when he was president, and later, in retirement. Mrs. Kent was well-known as a soprano soloist and voice teacher, having taught hundreds of Grace College students. She was very active at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, where she participated in the three-fold communion service as recently as July 8.