Mrs. Susan Lents, [sic] widow of the late Phillip Lents [sic] and a resident of Vernon county for more than fifty years, died late Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Herbert Lents, [sic] 72 West Hunter street, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Lents fractured her right hip when she fell at her home on July 18 and complications which developed later caused her death. She was 80 years old.
Susan Alice Riffe was born in Ray county, Missouri, near Hardin on August 19, 1854, one of the two children born to William C. Riffe and his wife, Serena. [sic] She was reared and educated in Ray county and on February 20, 1879, was married at Moreton to Phillip Lents. Two years later they moved to Vernon county and located near Garland, Kas., where they lived until they moved to Nevada thirty-two years ago. Mrs. Lents became a member of the Christian church when she was a girl and when she came here brought her membership to the church where she was a faithful member and where she took an active part in the work as long as she was able. Mrs. Lents was a seamstress for years here and sewed for her friends and their children, and many of the doll wardrobes, which were the joy of her friends' small daughters were made by Mrs. Lents.
In addition to her son here Mrs. Lents leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ed Adcock, of Bunker Hill, Ill., who was with her mother at the time of her death, and another son, Temple Lents, [sic] of Carlsbad, N. Mex., who visited his mother during her illness. She also leaves one brother, Edward Riffe, of San Jose, Calif., eight grandchildren, and three grand grandchildren. [sic] One daughter, Mrs. Fannie Adcock, died twenty-two years ago and Mr. Lents' death occurred on January 22, 1915. Mrs. Henrietta Carson, a half-sister, and William and Jacob Riffe and Monroe Pugh, half-brothers, have passed away.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lents were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the First Christian church and were conducted by the Rev. Huell Warren, pastor. During the services Miss Hazel Bewick and Mrs. C. M. Harbett sang three hymns, "The Old Rugged Cross," "Have Thine Own Way, Lord," and "Going Down the Valley." The accompaniments were played by Mrs. Josephine Wood.
Those who acted as pallbearers were: Walter Bryant, John Hyder, R. F. Toevs, Bert Bewick, A. N. Forney and E. C. Bobbett. Burial was in Newton cemetery by the side of Mr. Lents. The Ferry Funeral Home was in charge of the services.