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Emily Susan Bent

Emily Susan Bent, 68, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief bout with cancer.

Susan was born in London, England to the late Franklin N. and Mary Elizabeth Bent. She is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth Blackburn (Robert), Janet Bent; her brother, Peter Bent (Cynthia); her nieces, Jesse Blackburn and Suzanne Meyers (Dustin); and nephews, Dan Blackburn (Kim), and Matthew Alphin.

Upon returning from London to the United States, the family settled in Greenville, DE. Susan attended Wilmington Friends School, and graduated from Alexis I. DuPont High School. She loved music and played the piano and bass fiddle. She also enjoyed reading, politics, and discussing current events.

Susan left Delaware to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, which was the alma mater of her late mother. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in German, and made Columbia, MO her permanent home. Susan was employed by the University of Missouri, where she worked for entire career. She recently retired a few years ago. Susan will be deeply missed by all.

Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

Doherty Funeral Home


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February 26, 2021
I worked with Suzy for many years. We always talked about technology and how much technology had changed over the years. We had many discussions on the state of the world! Suzy was a kind, caring person who was concerned about the workers she supervised. I spoke with her several months ago when one of our colleagues passed, and she was doing well. I'm sorry to hear of her passing, now, too.
PT Martin
February 25, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Suzy at Mizzou for many years. We had many enjoyable conversations about work and the state of life in general.
Lisa Corlee
February 24, 2021
Visit to Delaware in 1987.
Ruth Ziegler
February 24, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family of Suzy. I did not know her personally but was a long ago friend of her brother, Peter Bent. I remember hearing about her and her life. Memories bring up a very caring, vibrant, and passionate woman with a great smile. She will surely be missed.
Debbie Johnson Givarz
February 23, 2021
Suzy was a wonderful friend who I worked with for years at University of Missouri at Ellis Library in the late 70s and 80s. She was sharp, funny and caring. I have many good memories of her. My condolences to the family.
Ruth Ziegler
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