Jeanne C. Denney
SHERMAN, IL - Jeanne C. Denney, 82, formerly of Springfield, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014 after a brief illness.
Jeanne was born July 21, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Carl Thursby Hall and Ida Bivin Hall. She was a graduate of Palmyra High School (1948) and Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (1951), and spent most of her professional career with Memorial Medical Center.
On Jan. 27, 1951, she married Elton Lee Denney, who died on Feb. 26, 2013.
She is survived by their five children: Patricia (Larry) Fivecoats of Aurora, Colo., Janet (David) Olsen of Milwaukee, Wis., Margaret (Randy) Johnson of Springfield, Nancy (Joseph) Essex of Chicago, and James Denney of Springfield; seven grandchildren: Emily Fivecoats Miller, James Fivecoats, John Olsen, Rachel Johnson, Carolyn Olsen, Graham Essex, and Reed Essex; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Nicholas Miller.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Bivin Hall and Lawrence Carl Hall.
Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
Graveside Ceremony: 10 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Camp Butler National Cemetery with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield, IL 62702 or Central Illinois Food Bank, P.O. Box 8228, Springfield, IL 62791-8228.
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