Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of an elderly Whitco woman after her body was found in her home on Sunday.
Lois Rogers Trent’s son called 9-1-1 at 3:17 p.m. on Sunday and reported he had found his 82-yearold mother lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her home at 80 Trent Drive. Sources said Kentucky State Police arrived at the scene first and kept the area locked down, not allowing emergency medical personnel in the house.
Kentucky State Police said foul play is suspected in the death, though they have not released the manner or cause of death. The body was taken to Frankfort for autopsy.
Mrs. Trent was recently widowed. Her husband, Jack Trent, 83, of Whitco, died November 29 after a long illness. Her parents, the late Elisha Rogers and Roxi Lorena Hughes Rogers, ran The Rogers Café at the foot of College Hill in Whitesburg for many years, and she worked there in the 1960s.
Surviving Mrs. Trent are a son, Jack Scott (Shannon) Trent of Whitesburg; three daughters, Kimla Jean Trent, Teresa Trent Lankford, and Gina (Randy) Trent Fields, all of Whitesburg; a brother, Jack Rogers of Whitesburg; four sisters, Ann Compton of Whitesburg, Joyce Collier of Virginia, Faye Thomas of Indiana, and Sherry Goble of Michigan; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 16, at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel with Frank Adams, Tony Brown, and Jack Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the R.B. Caudill Cemetery at Whitco.