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Dena Marie Kent

Date of Death: January 2, 2014
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Friday 1/10, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
120 Keating Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Saturday 1/11, 12:00 pm

Dena K. Kent Dena K. Kent, 54, of Frederick County, Virginia, died peacefully Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Winchester Medical Center after a valiant fight with cancer.  She passed with her loving family and close friends at her side. Dena was born in Richmond, the daughter of the late Elena Papazian.  She attended St. Gertrude’sContinue Reading

Valerie Cooper left a message on January 3, 2014:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I've never seen anyone fight as hard as Dena. She will be missed.
Elizabeth Campbell left a message on January 8, 2014:
I had the distinct privilege of working side-by-side with Dena as her assistant. My only regret is the short amount of time I had with her before she retired. Although I only worked with Dena for a year, I learned so much from her and will always treasure the time I had with her. When you meet someone with such passion and knowledge, you can't help but LOVE coming to work every day. Thank you Dena!
lindy hild left a message on January 8, 2014:
To John and Eleanor : I am sorry about your mom. I remember playing with you at the Daycare Center.You must be really sad. I will be thinking about you and I hope you have lots of good memories of your mom to keep. love, Laurel Hild
Our Health, Inc. - Mary Falu left a message on January 9, 2014:
Dena Kent served on the Board of Directors of Our Health since 2009 and was a supportive liaison between Our Health and Valley Health and tirelessly and constructively challenged the nonprofit Health and Human Services Community to strive for and achieve excellence in the provision of those services. She has always been a source of vigor, vitality and energy, in her endeavors and interactions; and has consistently taken a direct, head-on approach to dealing with issues and concerns. Dena consistently maintained a positive attitude while completing her service to Our Health and was always willing to lend a helping hand to all who needed her. She will be greatly missed
Tammy Stone-Conrad left a message on January 10, 2014:
I feel lucky to have known Dena through John and Eleanor, and her involvement at Powhatan School. What a special person. She was an inspiration in so many ways and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. With love, Tammy ("Mrs. Conrad")
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Warren V. Myers, PT, DPT left a message on January 10, 2014:
Dena was one of the most influential people in my life concerning my pursuit of a career in physical therapy. I would never had made it to where I am today if it were not for Dena and am forever greatlful and thankful for everything she did for me. She was a strong woman with such a great desire to help the Winchester area and surrounding community, and her name will live on in Winchester and in my heart forever.
Lance & Vicky Astorino left a message on January 11, 2014:
Kent family - Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this time of need. Eleanor - your mom was you and your teams biggest cheerleader, no matter the outcome, during the time we coached you through NVVA. She was such a wonderful leader and inspiration to everyone she came into contact, including us as we were just starting our journey on parenthood. All of our prayers. Heaven has received an amazing angel that will shine to the highest heavens.
Connie Barton left a message on January 11, 2014:
I am so saddened to hear about Dena. She was such a warrior and an amazing woman. Heaven has received another angel. God bless the Kent family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers..
Mary Braun left a message on January 13, 2014:
Dena, your leadership and vision for the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum continues to light our way as the renovation at 19 W. Cork Street unfolds. This building is a testament to your skill and devotion to this community. We thank you and your family for your naming the museum as a beneficiary in honor of your memory. What an incredible legacy you leave for new generations. Thank you Dena, Jim, Eleanor and John.
Paula Chipley left a message on January 8, 2014:
Jim, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Dena certainly gave her outmost to the fight and it must have been very rewarding and uplifting for you to stay with her full time. You had many more precious months together than you thought possible, plus new memories to help during your healing process. Take it one day at a time now.
Faith Power left a message on January 8, 2014:
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us (Albert Schweitzer)." Thank you for being my spark and a very dear friend.
Nancy Feldman left a message on January 7, 2014:
With all she had on her plate, our calls were always returned in short order. When our board had concerns, she came to them. When a challenge grew beyond us, she called folks together and helped resolve. Faith in Action is one of the smallest agencies in town. But in Dena we had a voice and we had a champion. She was keen to see the whole picture and the importance of every little part. We will miss her dearly, but will keep her fine spirit burning.
Florence Barnhart left a message on January 4, 2014:
D.Kent was a Great Lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Liz Kehs left a message on January 4, 2014:
Dena walked me thru my cancer journey. Thank you would never be enough said. She will always be in my heart.
Janice Randolph left a message on January 4, 2014:
I worked for Dena many years, I was always so touched by her passion for rehab and how much she wanted to help others. She was and always will be a part of this community who made such a difference. My prayers to her family and all her friends. We are blessed to have been a part of her walk! Thank you Dena
Sara Schoonover-Martin left a message on January 4, 2014:
Dena was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She was one of my mentors and a perfect example of an outstanding person and a compassionate leader. I will miss her greatly. She made a tremendous impact on my life and I am forever grateful to her. Love and prayers to her family.
Dee Dee Barbour left a message on January 5, 2014:
It's not often in life when you meet someone with a spirit like Dena's. Dena was a friend, a leader, devoted to her family and always a professional with keen foresight. Dean was a great humanitarian who always took the high road regardless how unpopular that road may have been. Our community is a better place because of her and I'm honored to have know her.
Claudia Levy left a message on January 6, 2014:
A true leader in the community and for Valley Health. I worked for years with Dena at the VH Cork Street facility. Her energy was never-ending and her passion for healthcare in our community was admirable. We tossed "Turkeys" together on more than one ocassion and worked together on opportunities to improve laboratory service within our communities. We enjoyed fun times at the WMC Foundation events and was a friend to all who knew her. Dena you will truely be missed. May peace be with you now and forever...
Reann Cummings left a message on January 7, 2014:
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dena's family. She was a valued member of the community and always good for a laugh. She will be missed. The Cummings family
Macon Sizemore left a message on January 7, 2014:
I had the pleasure of working with Dena on many issues effecting rehabilitation services in the state of Virginia. She was a powerful and passionate advocate for rehabilitation services and the persons we serve. I will miss her and send my prayers to her family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jeff Weiller left a message on March 12, 2014:
Jim & Family, Our deepest condolences for your loss what a tragedy. Jeffrey Melissa Jenna & Ross Weiller
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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