Geneive Alice “Jenny” Lents

Geneive Alice “Jenny” Lents, 102, of Loogootee passed away Sunday evening, December 4, 2016 just one month shy of her 103rd birthday.


She was born on January 6, 1914 to Herman and Agnes Carrico.

A resident of Loogootee and member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Jenny worked for many years as a seamstress. Throughout her adult life, she participated in many volunteer activities including organizing St. John’s funeral dinners, nursing home visits and work with the St. Vincent de Paul. She was a member of St. John’s Daughters of Isabel and St. Martin’s Alter Society. In 1996 she was awarded the Brute’ Award for outstanding fellowship and service in the Diocese of Evansville.

She was preceded in death by husband, Paul Brown of Loogootee (1912-1958) with whom she adopted her daughter, Katherine. She was also preceded in death by husband, Louis Lents of Whitfield (1905-1978) whom she married in 1964, father to Marilyn (Dennis) Arvin and the late Don (Suzanne) Lents and the late Vernon Lents.

She was also preceded in death by her parents Herman and Agnes (Padget) Carrico as well as her much loved brothers and sisters Katherine Spaulding, Ethyl Doyle, Mary Baker, Kenneth Carrico, Gerald Carrico, Margaret Strange, Evelyn Carrico, Ernest Carrico and Lavern Truelove all of whom remained in her heart and her thoughts throughout her days.

She is survived by daughter, Katherine Brown of New Mexico, nephew and p.o.a., Mark Strange of Montgomery and daughter-in-law, Suzanne Lents of Loogootee. She is also survived by her step daughter, Marilyn Arvin and brother-in-law, Ray Truelove as well as numerous nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

She will be remembered fondly for her service, her card playing and her wit.

A rosary will be said at 4:30 pm on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee with visitation to follow from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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