Barbara J. (McGraw) Kent

Born: Sat., Feb. 14, 1942
Died: Mon., Mar. 22, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 25, 2021
Location: St. Luke Roman Catholic Church

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Barbara J. Kent, 79, of Youngsville, Pa, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Warren General Hospital.

She was born on February 14, 1942, in Titusville, a daughter to the late William J. and Jane (Lynch) McGraw. Barb was a third grade Elementary teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School in Warren for many years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville. She was an avid reader and enjoyed volunteering at the Youngsville Public Library whenever she could. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Neal (Elizabeth) Kent, of Warren and her grandchildren, Peyton, Haley & Braelyn.

In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Kent and her brother, William H. McGraw.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday, March 25, at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, 420 N. Main Street, Youngsville, Pa 16371, at 11am with the Fr. Rev. Richard Tomasone, pastor, officiating. Private burial will follow in St. Jacqueline Cemetery in Tidioute.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, 608 Pennsylvania Ave. West, Warren, Pa 16365 or to the Youngsville Public Library, 100 Broad St., Youngsville, Pa 16371.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Robert Morrison
   Posted Tue March 23, 2021
My sweet cousin. Classmate for 12 years in Tidioute. Deep roots. I'll miss her.

Sandy (McGraw) Jamieson
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Barb & I had some good times together even tho I was a couple of years older. We spent a lot of time together when we were younger - stayed at each other's houses. Her Mom made the best chocolate cake; and her Dad, my Uncle Bill, had a special place in his heart for me.
Rest in peace, Barb, we love you!63

Scott and Heidi (McGraw)Farrell
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Our sympathies to you and your family.

Sharon Williams
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Neal, Liz and girls, We are so sorry to hear about Barb. And sorry that we can't join you at her funeral mass. We are in Florida until mid April. Barb always had a smile and a great sense of humor. As kids, we had fun family get togethers,and as young adults, we had lots at good times at Russell's camp. Even though we didn't see her often, We will miss her. May she rest in peace.
Ken and Sherry Williams

David&Mary Straight
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Neal, so sorry about your mom, Great friends for many years with her and your dad. Sorry again for your loss. David, Mary and family.

Jodee Lyszaz
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Neal I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a sweet soul.
You and Bryan gave us lots challenges back in you confirmation days.
May Gods healing be with you now and in the days ahead. You and your family are in my prayers.

Myra Reichart
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Paul and I moved to Warren in 1970. A couple months later I got a job teaching at Market St. Elementary School and met Barb. She and John became our first and dearest friends. More than 50 years later, although time and distance have kept us from seeing one another more than maybe once a year, we still were good friends. Barb was one of the nicest, best people I have ever come across. She was just a good person. Every time we talked, her love for her family came through loud and clear. I will miss looking forward to catching up with her each summer. Our deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of your mother and grandmother.

Jerry and sue lyon
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Met your mom at the PVI your father and myself graduated with each other ,John introduced us and from that day we became friends I will miss her very much ! You all have our sympathies! Jerry and Sue Lyon!

Nancy Warner
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Neil, Liz, and Family,
I have many wonderful memories of Barb both from our St. Joseph School days and the afternoons at Bill and Shirley's house. She was such a blessing to the school and always will be remembered in the hearts of her students and fellow teachers. May God's peace and grace bring you comfort in these difficult days ahead. She truly was a special lady.
Nancy Warner

laura Ruland
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
neil, liz, and girls, my aunt dar and i are very sorry to hear of your moms passing,she was such a sweet lady to take care of .she will always have a special place in our hearts. and we both would like to thank you for letting us be a part of her life.your all in our 6thought and prayers. love laura and darlene ruland

Tron H Valentine
   Posted Mon March 29, 2021
My sincere condolences to Neal & his family for the loss of his amazing mother Barbara. She helped shape many lives as caring 3rd grade teacher. Growing up in the same neighborhood as Neal & his family will always be a fond memory.

jim lynch
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
Neil, I am so sorry to learn of your mom's, and my cousin's passing. I loved the visits of so many years ago to the house on Kinnear St. Those are some of my greatest memories. God Speed, Barb.

Jim Lynch.

Paul and June Natale
   Posted Thu April 01, 2021
Barb was a lovely woman and will be sadly missed. I got to know her from the Friends of the Library and enjoyed seeing her there. She always talked about your little girls.
You have our sympathy and prayers.

Scott Hendrickson
   Posted Fri April 16, 2021
Neal and family, sorry about your loss. She raised a great son. May God be your comfort and strength at this time and the days ahead.

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