LAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home for Doris Annalee “Ann” Denny, 79, who died at her sister’s home on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Pastor Jeff Quigly will officiate. Burial will be in Morehead Cemetery in Lamar.
Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Pallbearers are Jeff Garber, Mark Jeffries, Matt Jeffries, Steve McNeely, Tom Main and Pat Foster. Honorary pallbearers are Weston Breshears, Cllint Butler, Bruce McNeely, Darrell Newman, David Jeffries, Danny Jeffries, Jim Wilcox and Charles Sicard.
Musical selections are “Blessed Assurance, “There Is A Redeemer”, “Amazing Grace” and “I Can Only Imagine”, with vocals by Pastor Jeff Quigly and Angela Quigly.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ann Denny fund, in care of the funeral home.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.konantzwarden.com.
Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Jean Gishwiller; a granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Horn and husband Shane; five great-grandchildren, Chaz, Kara and Levi Young and Nicholas and Destiny Horn, Lamar; two sisters, Louise Curtis, Mt. Grove, and Dotti Garber, Cocoa, Fla.; a nephew, Jeff Garber and wife Fanny and their children, Tessakiree and Marston, Aurora, Colo.; a niece, Tara Affholder, Mt. Grove; a great-nephew, Kaleb and wife Jessica Affholder and sons Kadin and Miles, Mansfield and a great-niece, Kristin Gray and children Hailey and Addy, Norwood.
She was preceded in death by two nephews, Chris Curtis and Greg Garber; a son-in-law, Mike Gishwiller and a brother-in-law, Norman Garber.
Mrs. Denny was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Stockton, to Jesse “J.O.” and Martha (Jeffries) Mayse. She was a 1951 Lamar High School graduate. She attended Draughon’s Business College in Springfield, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Drury College in Springfield in 1963. She received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pittsburg State, Pittsburg, Kan., in 1972. She then completed training to become a Nationally Certified Nurse Practitioner from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan.
She had worked many years in nursing at hospitals in Springfield, Barton County Memorial Hospital and at Nevada Habilitation Center. She was an active member in the Lamar Business and Professional Women’s Club, serving as club president and district director. She was also very active in the Lamar Kiwanis Club, serving as club president and district director of seven Kiwanis clubs, attending Kiwanis International conventions across the country and Canada, along with fellow member, her mother, Martha Mayes. She also turned her love of photography into a business after she retired from nursing.
She was baptized in May of 1946 at the First Baptist Church Lamar.