Connie Catherine Denning

Friday, July 9, 2021

Connie Catherine Denning, 80, Nevada, Mo passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Connie was born Oct. 25, 1940, in Monett, Mo., to Fred J. Rooney Jr. and Anna B. (Wormington) Rooney. On Feb. 14, 1961, she was united in marriage to DeVerne Denning and he preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2021.

Connie grew up in Nevada and graduated high school from St. Francis Academy in Nevada. Following high school, she attended and graduated from Cotty College in Nevada. During the 70s and 80s Connie was a was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. Later she worked for a time at Bowman’s Title Company, then as a realtor at Osage Realty and also Strout Realty in Nevada. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include four children, Paul Denning (Tammi), Nevada, Nancy Kist (Tom), Spring Valley, Ill., Catherine Patrick (Lonnie), Neosho, Mo., and Willie Denning (Emily), Overland Park, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patty Rooney, Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Ann Khialani, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Bill Rooney, Leawood, Kan., and John Rooney, Rociada, N.M.; and three nephews. In addition to her husband, DeVerne, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a nephew, John Paul Rooney.

No services are planned at this time.

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