Wanda “Jean” (nee Tidwell) Trent of O’Fallon, Missouri was born January 20, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the age of 81 years.
She married Billy J. Trent on August 11, 1978. 27, 2017.
Jean spent most of her career working for Marriott Corporation until her retirement in 2001.
She was a devote Christian who enjoyed going to church. She loved bowling, music, singing, dancing and fishing. She always looked forward to spending time in the country, visiting family and friends, along with finding a good stream or pond to drop a fishing line in. She also enjoyed spending time “shopping”, which her family knew really meant patronizing the local casino as her husband and children were generally tugged along.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy on October 27, 2017; mother, Effie “Mahaley” (Pyatt) Tidwell; daughter, Patricia “Robin” (Kuntz) Stratos; son, Michael K. Sherwood; son-in-law, David L. Fine; and siblings, Paul Tidwell, Leroy Tidwell, Millie Ufkin, Billie “Cleo” Amarine and Joey Tidwell.
She is survived by her children, Jerry O. (Angela) Kuntz, Steven E. (Sue) Kuntz, Tamara K. (Alan) Tustin and Kimberly J. (Michael Cox) Fine; grandchildren, Marayia (Rich) Willman, Tricia Holleran, Ryan (Christine) Kuntz, Jeanne (Bojan) Kvesic, Melissa (Josh) Gruver, Andrew (Marie) Tustin, Zachary (Sammi) Fine, Kyle (Erin) Tustin, Samantha (Josh) Queen and Venita Kuntz; 18 great grandchildren; and siblings, Fred Tidwell, Elmer (Mary) Tidwell, Joan (Bob) Bosma and Terry (Jane) Tidwell; other relatives and friends.
Visitation held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 with Vito Salamone officiating with Kimberly Fine reading the eulogy. In honor of her great grandmother, Kayleigh Willman sang “Amazing Grace – My Chains are Gone.” Live streaming on the Facebook Page of Britton-Bennett Funeral Home available shortly before the service time.
Committal prayer and interment in the Martin-Trask Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Alan Tustin, Michael Cox, Ryan Kuntz, Andrew Tustin, Zachary Fine and Kyle Tustin.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.