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Obituary: Claude H. "Curly" Trent, Columbus

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Claude H. "Curly" Trent, 95, of Columbus, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mr. Trent retired in 1982 from Como Plastics where he was a supervisor in the injection molding room. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served from April 12, 1941, until Sept. 26, 1945, and earned four Bronze Stars.

He was a 1936 graduate of North Salem High School and enjoyed gardening, baking and attending his grandchildren's ballgames.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh with the Rev. Tom Collett officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Born in Jamestown Feb. 20, 1918, Mr. Trent was the son of Robert B. Trent and Margaret Carpenter Trent. He married Catherine Wolfe May 16, 1943. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Eddie (Barbara) Trent of Crawfordsville; daughters, Linda (Alvin) McDaniel of Columbus and Mary (Jeff) Bailey of Edinburgh; a sister, Edith Rutledge of Florida; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Trent; and sisters, Mary Peyton, Helen Jean Hancock and Irene Ware.


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