Hazel Isabel Dent, 82, of Lincoln, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Lincoln Community Nursing Home.  She was born on August 22, 1931, at Summerfield, Illinois, a daughter of Charles and Rose (Helmholt) Heyde.

On January 14, 1950, in Belleville, Illinois, she was united in marriage to Ronald James Dent, Sr.  This union was blessed with the gift of three children:  Debra, Ronald, and James.

In 1977, she moved from Carlyle, Illinois, to Warsaw, Missouri, where she and her husband owned and operated Ron's Liquor and Sporting Goods,  In the mid 1980s, they moved to Lincoln, and later to Cole Camp, where she was a member of First United Methodist Church.  In the late 90's, they moved back to Lincoln and resided there until April 24, 2012, when she entered the Lincoln Community Nursing Home.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, doing needlework, going to flea markets looking for collectibles, and going camping.  She had a green thumb and enjoyed having her dog on her lap while she watched TV.

She is survived by: one daughter, Debra Myers of Shawnee, Kansas; two sons, Ronald J. Dent, Jr. and his wife Valerie of Cole Camp and James M. Dent and his wife Mary of Warsaw; one sister, Lillian Viehman of Belleville, Illinois; one granddaughter, Jeanna M. Thomas and her husband Lewis of Clinton; one great-grandson, John Wesley Thomas;
four nieces; and five nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rose Heyde, three sisters,  Lorraine Schlich, Jean Anderson, and Katherine Fluck, four brothers, Fred Heyde, Albert Heyde, Vern Heyde, and Wilbert Heyde, and two nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Cole Camp, with  Pastor Michael Cassidy officiating.  Burial will be in Union-Williams Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to First United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.