DeVerne Anthony Denning

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

DeVerne Anthony Denning, 84, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. DeVerne was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Ellis, Kan., to Anthony C. and Elizabeth C. (Weigel) Denning. He was united in marriage to Connie C. Rooney on February 14, 1961 in Nevada and she survives of the home.

DeVerne was born in Ellis, Kan., and also lived in Hays, Kan., during his teenage years. At the age of 16, following in his father’s footsteps DeVerne began working as a meat cutter, a job that served him well for more than 60 years. While in his early 20’s he came to Nevada (in 1958) and worked at Maxwells, A&P Supermarket, Ramey’s, and eventually retired from Wood’s Grocery in 2016. DeVerene was also a carpenter and enjoyed woodworking. He served in the Missouri National Guard out of Camp Clark in Nevada, retiring after 22 years of service. DeVerne was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his wife Connie, he is survived by four children, Paul Denning (Tammi), Nevada, Nancy Kist (Tom), Spring Valley, Ill., Catherine Patrick (Lonnie), Neosho, Mo., and William Denning (Emily), Overland Park, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one sister, Julie Ann Bird, Pomme De Terre, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, LeRoy Denning.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada with Father Peter Savidge officiating. Committal with Military Honors will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.

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