Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Obituary - Janice Ilene Pent

Janice Ilene Pent, age 76, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the Via Christi Emergency Room. She was born July 17, 1945, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Ivan Louis and Alice Faye Embry Smith. She married Richard Pent on January 9, 1963, in Nevada, MO. 

He preceded her in death on July 15, 1994. Janice was an avid KC Royals and Chiefs fan. To say Patrick Mahomes was her favorite is an understatement. She enjoyed reading novels and watching game shows. Janice was a very giving person who always had an open door for those in need. She was a loving and caring grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Survivors include 2 daughters Ronda Eastwood and husband Dan, Ft. Scott, and Tracy Jordan and Kevin Gray, Cincinnati, OH; a son, Patrick Pent and wife Lisa, Ottawa, KS; a brother, Billy Smith and wife Linda, CA; 10 grandchildren, Ashley, Derek, Mitchell, Danielle, Jordan, Taylor, Kelsey, Amber, Cameron, and Jacob; 22 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and finally, her beloved cat Ebony. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard “Ricky” Pent; a daughter, Angela Pent; 4 brothers, Donald, Neil, Harold, and Gary Smith; 2 sisters, Rosalie Cox, and Joyce Johnson; and her parents.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Friday, July 8th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 11:00 until 1:00 at the funeral home. Chiefs and Royals attire is encouraged. Memorials are suggested to the Janice Pent Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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