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Paul D. Lent

Paul D Lent, 69, of Marietta, went home to be with our Lord and Saviour at 2:19 am on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  He was born on May 21, 1944, in Lower Salem a son of James and Elsie Moore Lent.  He had been employed in the Shipping Department of Kardex until his retirement.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany and was a member of Open Door Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Weaver Lent whom he married on April 2, 2009.  He is also survived by 1 son, 2 daughters and 1 stepdaughter:  Michelle (Rick) Vajdich of Marietta, Derrick (Rachel) Lent of Little Hocking, Paula (Jamey) Styer of Marietta, Kristina (Randy) Hendershot of Marietta; 5 grandchildren:  Haylee Vajdich, Devin, Damien and Alexis Lent, Johnathan Styer; 3 step grandchildren:  Clarissa Hendershot, Rebecca Hendershot and Bishop Nunn.  He is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters:  James J. Lent, Herbert (Lorraine) Lent, Naomi Okey, Carol (Gary) Blair.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers:  Robert, Kenneth and Lloyd; 4 sisters:  Eloise Miller, Eileen Allen, Donna Camp, Maxine Wilson.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday (August 8) at 2:00 pm at the Open Door Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Page officiating.  Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home after 2:00pm on Tuesday and on Wednesday with family present from 2-4 & 6-8.  Messages of sympathy may be sent at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Open Door Baptist Church, 301 Franklin Street, Marietta, OH 45750.