HELGA ELISABETH KENT (Updated Arrangements)

By November 17, 2023Current Services

Helga Elisabeth Kent, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, November 17, 2023, at 1:53 a.m. at her home.

Helga was born May 24, 1936, in Dessau, East Germany to Moritz and Elizabeth Jllge Hieronymus.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1972, from Kansas.

Before her retirement, she had been manager of the deli-bakery at the Washington Court House Kroger for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Charles Kent on March 27, 2003.  She was also preceded by a son, Norbert Kent in 2018.

Helga is survived by a daughter, Donna Vicarel and her fiancée, Scott Ratliff, of Washington Court House; a son, Michael Kent of London, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kevin Kent, Mark Kent, Patrick (Taylin) Kent and Samantha Aames; a great granddaughter, Sophia Rivera; great great granddaughter, Tala Aames; special family friends, Erwin and Nelsie Rivera; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rainer Fuchs and Dieter Hieronymus, all of Dessau, Germany; a nephew, Ronald Fuchs and a niece, Nina Hieronymus.

To honor her wishes, cremation will take place.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Washington Cemetery, with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at WCH Grace Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.


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  • Katrina Crosby says:

    Donna, I was so sorry to hear about Helga. She was one of the best. She was also the greatest boss ever. You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers. Katrina

  • carol sue donohoe says:

    Donna, we were so sorry to hear about your mom. Helga was one of my favorite people that I have ever worked for. Such a joy to have been able to work with her. What a great lady!! She will be missed. So sorry for your loss. Carol & Ed Donohoe.

  • Sheila Wightman says:

    Donna and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve been there, it’s a struggle. May happier times, memories and God’s love help you through the sad times ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sheila (Deans) Wightman