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Thursday June 22nd, 2017
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Lightstreet United Methodist Church
Friday June 23rd, 2017

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Marjorie K. Dent

Marjorie K. Dent, age 95, Bloomsburg, went to be with her Lord at 4:50 a. m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Signature Health Care At Bloomsburg nursing facility where she was a guest for two and a half years.

Born in Lightstreet on November 23, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Glen and Lorraine (Howell) Kile. She was a 1939 graduate of the former Scott Township High School.

Marjorie was an active member of the Lightstreet United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and directed the children's choir.  She was known as "Aunt Marge" to all the children she taught songs to for over 50 years,  during the Sunday School hour

She was a life member of Bloomsburg Chapter 279, Order of Eastern Star, having been a member for over 50 years..

Marjorie and her husband, along with her brother, owned the Bloomsburg Ice and Cold Storage and also Towne Marine, until selling the businesses in 1970. She had a passion for the Bloomsburg  Fair and operated two different stands, in early years a food stand and later a stand selling costume jewelry in the Industrial Building. In her later years, she managed the former May's Dress Store in the Scott Town Plaza.

She and her husband enjoyed the summers on their cruiser on the St. Lawrence River in Canada. Following retirement, they spent six months each year in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where they enjoyed the winter months with a lot of new friends. She was known for infectious laugh.

Marjorie married her husband, Carl G. "Shorty" Dent at the Methodist parsonage in Espy on December 29, 1941, They lived in California following their marriage while he served in the US Army. She was employed as a clerk/typist at the various bases he was stationed. When the war ended, they returned to Lightstreet and later moved to Bloomsburg. Her loving husband preceded her in death on August 8, 1999.  A brother, Glen Kile, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia A. "Patsy", wife of Bruce Weir, Bloomsburg; a grandson, John T. Mahon, and his wife MJ, Bloomsburg; a granddaughter, Jodi, wife of Douglas Phifer, Brambleton, Va.; two great grandchildren: Maisie Phifer and Max Phifer; a brother, Willard  H. Kile, Sr., and his wife Joan, Lightstreet; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with her pastor, Rev. Jennifer Parks-Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Lightstreet "Highland" Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p. m.

Contributions in honor of Marjorie may be sent to the Lightstreet United Methodist Church, 1640 Main St., Bloomsburg, PA 178915.



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Patsy, your mother was such a wonder. We loved hearing her laughter all over the condo at Errol. She had so much fun in her and it was infectious! We have many pictures of her enjoying herself at Errol. I still have her oatmeal cookie recipe which she shared with me & think of her often when I see the recipe! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You can certainly say she enjoyed life to the fullest.

Donna & Marc Lafleur Aug 10 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you for the lovely words about Mother. She loved teaching the many songs to the children which they probably still remember...I do.
Love in Christ,
Patsy, Bruce, John and Jodi

Patsy and family Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you, Christine, for the lovely thoughts about Mother. She will be missed but is healthy and at peace now. She has left us many memories to cherish.
Love in Christ,
Patsy, Bruce, John and Jodi

Patsy and Family Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Klocks,
What a beautiful tribute to Mother, thank you! She loved her kiddos and knew they loved her just as much. We will miss her love and laughter but she is now healthy and at peace.
Love in Christ,
Patsy, Bruce, John and Jodi

Patsy and Family Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Joan,
Thank you for the loving thoughts of Mother. She will be missed by all of us but we have the memories to keep us going.
Patsy, Bruce, John and Jodi

Patsy and Family Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you for you loving thoughts of Mother. She was a blessing to all and we hold her memories deep within our hearts. We will surely miss her love and laughter but she is healthy now and is at peace with our Lord.
Love in Christ,
Patsy, Bruce, John and Jodi

Patsy and Family Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marjorie Dent

Brian and Cynthia Willis & family7 Jun 21 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marjorie Dent

John wanich II Jun 20 2017 12:00 AM

We can see her now, singing and dancing with the angels. What a wonderful lady "Aunt Marge" was. Her laughter, her hugs and kisses, her joyous soul will remain with those of us whose lives she touched forever.

How fortunate we were to have known her.

Bonnie and Don Sutton

Bonnie and Don Sutton Jun 20 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Patsy and family: We have so many memories of Aunt Marge; a wonderful friend to both parents and like a sister to my dad, her laugh that we will NEVER forget, her faith, and how she loved life! She joined us fishing on Bill/Joan's pond when Adam was three and those photos of her, Adam, my mom and dad are a treasure. Love and sympathy to you all, she will always be in our hearts. Christine, Rob, Adam Bradway and John Wanich II

Christine Wanich Bradway Jun 20 2017 12:00 AM

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