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“Marla, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jo Anne Pierce - Ottumwa, IA

“Marla, I am so sorry for your loss. You are and your family are in my prayers... ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Tammy Ash - Ottumwa, IA - friend

“Devin, We will miss your smiling face and great sense of humor. We have many fond memories of canoe trips, tubing, cabin parties. Your life was very...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Troy and Erica Ballard - Hills, IA

“Garry, We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you while you are away from home. You and the kids are...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Patty Hackathorn - Oxford, IA

“Marla - Our prayers to you and your family. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck and Margaret Mordan - Albia, IA

“So sorry to hear of your loss Marla. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Evelyn Sharpe albia - Albia, IA

“Sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family/friends and loved ones. May God be with you all at this time of loss. He...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Becky Scott - ottumwa, IA

“Marla, I am so sadden by your loss my deepest condolences and prayers are with you and your family. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kara Head. State Beauty Suppy - IA

“One of the most beautiful minds I've ever encountered . I'll miss you more than I ever knew I would. Until we meet again friend. :-* ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Toni - Ottumwa, IA - friend

“So sorry I will praying for you ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Lois brisendine - Ottumwa, IA

“I remember him riding his bike and how full of life he was. :) Marla, so sorry for your loss. Praying for the Peace of Jesus to fill you at this time...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: phil morrison - ottumwa, IA


Devin Michael "Dawg" Kent, age 26, of Ottumwa, passed away July 19, 2015, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Devin was born December 16, 1988, in Ottumwa to Garry and Marla (Wallace) Kent. He attended Clear Creek schools in Tiffin before attending the Ottumwa High School. After high school, he attended Indian Hills Community College for Pharmaceuticals.

He worked at Millard Refrigeration in Ottumwa and later as a laborer at TK Concrete. Devin was a member of the Ottumwa Boxing club and was undefeated as a cage fighter. He loved running, being outdoors, video games and his Marvel Comics. His real joy in life was spending time with his friends, family, and his hound dog Dude. Devin never took a relaxed approach to life, whatever he was doing he did it to its full potential.

He is survived by his parents, Garry Kent of Oxford and Marla Kent of Ottumwa; 2 sisters, Chanel Kent and Tara Kent; a brother, Jacob Kent; a nephew, Dallas Michael Kent; his grandmother, Nancy Morrow. Devin is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ted and Sally Wallace; and 3 uncles, Teddy, Clyde, and Kevin Wallace.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with Pastor Cy McMahon, officiating.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Devin's family present.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Devin's family.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.tharpfh.com.