JOPLIN-Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Iantha Cemetery for Mary Carolyn (Hart) Denny, 89, Joplin, who died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Pastor Allen Brintnall will officiate.
Visitation will follow the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar.
“Be Still My Soul” will be played, accompanied by Bruce Wolf, guitarist and vocalist.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iantha United Methodist Church or Spring River Christian Auxiliary.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent at www.konantzwarden.com.
Survivors include her children, Judy Roehrs, Iantha, Bill and wife Donna, Aurora, Colo., Joe and wife Loretta, Mesa, Ariz. and Cyndy Savage, Lampe; five grandchildren, Kim Roehrs, Scott Roehrs, Ron Roehrs, Russ Savage and Michelle Savage French; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Mike Savage and Warren Roehrs.
Mrs. Denny was born May 23, 1924, in Moran, Kan., to Leota and Calvin Hart. She spent most of her school years in Iola, Kan. She formerly lived in Iantha, but had been a resident of Spring River Christian Village in Joplin; first in the duplexes for 17 years and then independently at the Congregational Building for the last two years.
She was not only a loving wife and mother, but also a true volunteer in the United Methodist Church at Iantha for nearly 50 years, the Liberal school and later the Spring River Christian Village (SRCV) Auxiliary, volunteering many hours as a seamstress. She also enjoyed sharing her sewing talent by making many gifts for family and friends.
She married Verne Denny on April 13, 1944. He died Sept. 10, 2011.