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Bessie Jewell (Stafford) Jent

November 1, 1935 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 84)



Bessie Jewell Stafford Jent, age 84, of Cold Springs Hollow Road, Morehead, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020, at her home.


Born November 1, 1935, in Elliott County, and was the daughter of the late Zora and Ina Howard Stafford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Clifford Jent and Phillip Jent; one grandson, Clifton Ray Jent; two brothers, Woody Stafford and Marvin Stafford; four sisters, Nora Lee Stafford, Lucille Stafford, Sylvia Butler, and Ruth Perry; and a special nephew, Arville Junior Perry.


Her husband of nearly 60 years, William Ervin Jent, whom she married June 6, 1953, passed away February 6, 2013. 


She is survived by two sons, Robert Jent and wife Pam and Jackie Jent and wife Janie, all of Morehead; four daughters, Linda Reed and husband Bill of Clearfield, Kay Lewis Rosser and husband Mike of Flemingsburg, Brenda Stanley of Morehead, and Cathy Pennington of Sandy Hook; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and a soon-to-be-born great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.


Bessie was a homemaker and was a former cook at Eagle’s Nest, Dixie Grill, and Lee’s Chicken. She was a member of the Elliottville Baptist Church. Bessie enjoyed quilting, eating spicy food, traveling to Tennessee with her daughters, playing cards with her grandchildren, going to yard sales, spending time with family and friends, and especially having cookouts at the cave.


Due to the COVID-19 regulations set forth by the Governor, a private family visitation and service will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals with Pastor Tim Rhodes and Pastor Willie Sturgill officiating.  Burial will follow at Jent Cemetery. 


Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351 is caring for arrangements.


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