Kent Jerome Obituary

Kent  Jerome
Kent Jerome
Kent Jerome

November 1, 1936 - June 21, 2011
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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J. Kent Jerome, 74, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Iowa Health Hospice Taylor House. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 27 at Covenant Presbyterian Church of which he was a member. Burial will be at Jordan Cemetery.

Kent was born in Des Moines on November 1, 1936 to Henry and Nita (Brown) Jerome. He worked as a lobbyist for the Iowa Medical Society and Executive Secretary later at Iowa Telecommunications retiring in 2000. After retirement Kent worked part time at Shottenkirk Chevrolet.

Kent was a Staff Sergeant in the Iowa Air Guard and a referee for high school girl's basketball. As a member of the Des Moines Golf and Country Club he enjoyed playing cards and golf.

Kent was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Marjorie of Clive; son, Jeff of Waukee; daughter, Joni (Dave) Kerr of Muscatine; daughter, Pam Wical of Grundy Center; son, Brad (Ann) of Austin, TX; sister, Nan (Sam) Boshi of Arizona; and eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel and also one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Iowa Health Hospice.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, June 26, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Covenant Presbyterian Church
1025 28th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Monday, June 27, 2011
11:00 AM
Jordan Cemetery
West Des Moines, IA
Monday, June 27, 2011
1:00 PM