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Mary Ellen (Raymer) Trent

Mary Ellen Trent, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away after a brief illness at Baptist Health Hardin on May 11, 2024, at the age of 91.  She was born on November 18, 1932, to Marion Walter and Verna Rose (Thomas) Raymer.

Mary Ellen was a devoted wife to her loving husband, Laverne C. "Dickie" Trent, with whom she would have celebrated 76 years of marriage on May 13. Their bond was a testament to the enduring power of love and commitment.

Throughout her career as a home health aide for the Meade County Health Department, Mary Ellen touched the lives of many in her community. Her tireless dedication and compassionate nature brought comfort and support to those in need. Her selfless service as a Home Health Aide allowed her to positively impact the lives of countless individuals and families.

Throughout her life, Mary Ellen actively participated and was a long-time member of the Meade County Homemakers, a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, and was the oldest living member of New Brandenburg Baptist Church. Mary Ellen's strong Christian faith was an integral part of her life. It provided her with solace and guidance, and she found great comfort in her spiritual beliefs.

Mary Ellen will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and compassion. She touched the lives of many and leaves behind cherished memories that will be treasured by all who knew her.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughters Delane and Delee Trent, sister Viola Hansen, brothers Sam and Jim Raymer, her lifelong friend Glodene Bishoff, and her beloved husband, Lavern C. (Dickie) Trent.

Mary's legacy lives on through her extensive family.  She is survived by her four children, Rose (Roy) Druck, Debra (Stephen) Powell, Danny Trent, and Randal Trent.

Mary's greatest source of joy were her 11 grandchildren. She was immensely proud of each one of them and cherished the time she spent with them:  Stephanie Stith, Kim Wright, Carrie Howard, Bryan Singleton, Jason Trent, Kristen Meredith, Jeremy Trent, Tiffany Mattingly, Dylan Trent, Sarah Pogue, and Scotty Druck.

She leaves behind 24 great-grandchildren, each bringing their own unique joy to her life. They include Camryn and Whitney Stith, Jordan, Justin, and Devin Wright, Jessica Knott, Megan Hampton, Haley Howard, Chase Rigney, Isaac and Bryla Singleton, Nathan Trent, Katie, Caleigh, Madison, and Karisa Bennett, Gracie Meredith, Aderyn and Imogen Mattingly, Stella Trent, Olivia and Brielle Trent, Grayson Druck, and one step-great-grandchild, Austin Schneider.

She also leaves behind a legacy of 23 great-great-grandchildren:  Maci, Maggie, Melanie, James, June, Emma, Owen, Samantha, Madeline, Abigail, Owen, Myla, Crue, Amaia, Carson, Connor, Ava, Eli, Waylon, and Jordan.  Step-great-great-grandchildren include Barrett, Liam, and Lilly.

Mary Ellen is also survived by her two brothers, Marion and Ken Raymer, and a special niece, Melissa Ory.

A celebration of Mary Ellen's life will be held at the New Brandenburg Baptist Church on Wednesday May 15, 2024 at 1:00 PM, where family and friends will come together to honor and remember her remarkable journey.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 14 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Hager Funeral Home, with a special service by the Order of the Eastern Star at 7:00 that evening. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to New Brandenburg Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School Program in Mary Ellen's memory. 



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