Georgia Faye Trent, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, of heart failure.
She was born to William Iley Willis and Nancy Melissa Patrick Willis on July 27, 1930, in Reeds, Mo. She married Everett Trent in 1947, and they were married for fifty-four years before his death in 2001. She is survived by her two children, Karen (Eddy) Poulson, Springfield, MO, Everett (Janie) Butch Trent, Jr., Mesa, AZ, and two stepchildren, Jan (Carl) Isaacs, Stockton, CA, and Kay Trent, Redding, CA. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jon (Erica) Poulson, Willard, MO; David Poulson, Springfield, MO; Adam (Adrienne) Poulson, Republic, MO; Jess (Audrey) Trent, Los Angeles, CA; and Crystal (Bucky) Wolsey, state of Arkansas; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six sisters: Opal, Florence, Juanita, Dorothy, Betty, and June. She is survived by her three brothers Harold, Wayne, and Dale. She is also survived by her special friends John and Connie Hoover and Bonnie and Albert Walton.
Born at home and delivered by her father, Georgia was the fifth of ten children. When her sisters went to school, she felt she ought to go, too, so finally, in frustration, her mother sent her on to the one-room schoolhouse when she was four years old. She thrived in an educational environment, and was thrilled when she went back to get her GED at age 65 and was awarded a scholarship to Crowder College. Although she did not use the scholarship, it was a shining moment in her life to receive it.
Her children, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren were very special to her, and their visits were the highlights of her life.
Georgia was cremated, and she will be laid to rest beside her husband at Park Cemetery in a private ceremony. A celebration of her life will be at a future date.
In honor of Georgia, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Foundation, or the National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences can be made to www.ulmerfh.com . Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home