1930 - 2015 Dena Earldean Philpott, 85, of Port Arthur passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Plano. She was born on July 11, 1930 in Port Arthur, Texas and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Dena was a lifelong area resident before moving to Plano with her daughter a year ago. She was active in ACTS, Red Hat Club, Port Arthur Senior Club and many other church organizations and community activities. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2015 at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches. A private family burial will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park. A visitation for family and friends will be at the funeral home on Monday evening before the service from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Dena was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Morris Philpott; daughter, Colleen Gladden Hanicak; grandson, Blake Paul Gladden; mother, Agnes Bodin; father, Theo Anthony Bodin; brothers, Roland Bodin and Billy Bo Bodin; and sister, Audrey Martin. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Wendle and husband, Steve of Plano, two granddaughters, Brandi Thurston and husband, Chris of Port Neches and Brooke Wendle and husband, Peter Chursin of New York, and three great grandchildren, Karington, Kamryn and Kase Thurston.
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Levingston Funeral Home
2001 Nall St
Port Neches, TX 77651
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 28, 2015