It was with such great sadness that family, friends and neighbours heard of the death of Stephen (Steve) Kent, who passed away at Lincoln County Hospital, aged 55.
Steve was born in Lincoln and moved to Welton at the age of 11.
Upon leaving school in 1976, he worked at Plastic Box in Market Rasen, before moving to the former Wragby Plastics, where he worked for 18 years, until they closed.
It was while there he met his wife Jenny.
Gaining employment with RPC Containers at Market Rasen again, (previously Plastic Box), he worked for them for nine years until he left and took up employment with E H Thorne at Rand in 2003 in the engineers department, until his death.
Steve had always had a very keen interest in cars, motor bikes and was a qualified motorbike instructor.
He is survived by his wife Jenny, son Daniel and daughter Amy.
Sadly, his mother Bridget Kent was unable to attend the funeral and very sadly passed away shortly after.
The funeral service was held at Lincoln Crematorium, officiated by Sandra Barker, with arrangements made by Marshall’s of Market Rasen.
Family mourners were: Jenny Kent (wife); Daniel Kent (son); Amy Kent (daughter); Jacqueline and Danny Stothard (sister and brother-in-law); Keith and Sally Kent (brother and sister-in-law, unable to attend as living in New Zealand); Jan and Brian Welburn, Dave and Naomi Steel, Pie Steel and Christine Moore, Bryan and Pat Steel (brothers and sisters-in-law); Emma and Sam Buckton-Rockley. Sam Thurman, Harry Stothard, Adam Kent, Glynn Kent, Lynn and Lee Young, Christopher and Ueajit Welburn, Nicola Welburn, Benjamin Young (nieces and nephews); Lorraine Walker, Jackie Kidwell (cousins); Paul Beckett (close friend).
Other mourners were: Tressa Machin (also representing Mark Machin and Kylie Machin); Marion Davies (also representing Colin and Carole Houlden); Helen Nichols; Mark Keal; Dianne Ward (also representing Philip Ward, Georgina Laming and Colin Barber); Donna and Stuart Lee; Lea Panton and Marie Tomkins; Bren Murphy (also representing Alison Bunn); Suzanne Lowman (also representing the Lowman family); John Edwards (also representing the Edwards family); Denis Edwards; Harry Palmer; Kate Garbutt; Mr D Judson; Mr S Judson; Sarah Drakes; Paul and Gill Smith (Thornes Beehives); Lee and Lynne Young; Jane Key; Karen and Paul Watkinson; D and M Clark; Sandy and Barry Condley; Jason and Tracy Cowman; Carie Evans; Douglas Andrew; Carol Andrew; Angela Bancroft; Carol Line; Susan Bancroft; Trevor Petoey; Gail and Craig Everton; Ellen Killingsworth; Liz Myers; Kathy Lowe (also representing Mrs A Murphy and Mr S Murphy); Alan Rice; Tom Brumpton; Tony Lee (also representing Sarah Lee); Joyce Knights; Derek Sanders; Jack Whittaker; Susan Whittaker; Gillian Murphy; Carol Jackson; B Jackson; L Ford; Mr & Mrs S Cash (also representing Sue Christie and Christine Neave); Gordon Blackburn; Helen Ranshaw; Pete Lingard; Sophie Judson; Y Judson; Angela Drakes; Benjamin Young; Chris Welburn; Nicola Welburn; Mr and Mrs J A Laughton (also representing Michael Laughton); Sonia Robertson; Jade Robertson.