---- — Jo Ann Dent, age 59, of Mt. Vernon passed away 7:05 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home in Mt. Vernon.
Jo Ann was born April 7, 1955, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Charles Kittinger Jr. and Ruby (Hensley) Kittinger. She married Jeffrey Dent on June 4, 2011, in Mt. Vernon and he survives in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Dent attended the Nason Freewill Baptist Church. Jo Ann had worked for Anheuser-Busch Distribution Center in Mt. Vernon.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff Dent of Mt. Vernon; stepdaughter, Jessica Gibson and husband Brian of Christopher; special friends, Marcella Dent of Bonnie and Peggy Kirkpatrick and husband Rickie of Mt. Vernon, Little Rikki and Stephanie; and also two grandchildren, Gunner and Nevaeh.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor John Capps officiating. Burial will be held at the Bethel Cemetery in Mt. Vernon at a later date.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Bethel Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com.