Archive for Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Obituary: Hardy Trent


September 3, 2003

Services for Hardy Trent, 82, Bonner Springs, will be at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 3, 2003, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, with burial in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Trent died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, after a short stay at the Leavenworth Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was born on March 27, 1921, in Lawrence.

For more than 30 years, he and his brothers co-owned Superior Sand and Gravel in Edwardsville. Mr. Trent was a U.S. Army veteran. During World War II, he was a tank commander in the 14th Tank Battalion, Ninth Armored Division during the entire Battle of the Bulge campaign.

He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge Delaware No. 96 and was a brother in the Bonner Springs Lodge No. 366 and the Scottish Rite and York Rite and the Abdallah Shrine Temple in Overland Park.

His wife of more than 57 years, Doreen, died in 1999. A son, Gary Lee Trent, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Hardy Trent, Ebanston, Wyo., and Randy Joe Trent, Bonner Springs; two daughters, Connie Sue Looney, Perry, and Sandra Lynn Mercer, Fort Worth, Texas; a brother Ralph "Cotton" Trent, Kansas City, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Abdallah Shrine Temple, for hospital use, in care of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs, 66012.

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