Alice Celeste (Johnson) Finney-Denny, 77, of Edmond, Okla., passed away Friday, February 22, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. Alice was born August 22, 1941, in Yazoo City, Miss., to Russell Lester Johnson and Vivian Estella (Thompson) Johnson. Alice graduated from Great Bend High (Kan.) in 1959. Alice graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women, member of Em Hi Sorority, in Chickasha, Okla., in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She taught HS home economics in Wichita, Kan., married Don in December 1964 in Great Bend, Kan., moved to Caracas, Venezuela two months later. Alice and Don moved back to Kansas in 1968 and finally planted roots in Oklahoma in 1972.
Alice was an avid quilter. She loved knitting, ceramics, gardening, cooking, traveling and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She loved attending quilting retreats with her friends, family reunions and traveling with her family in her RV across the U.S.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Don Lew Finney, parents Russell Johnson and Vivian Johnson-Cronin, and daughter, Stephanie Lynne Finney. Alice is survived by Ivan Denny, husband of six years; daughter, David and Jennifer Finney Hines and their two children, Elizabeth and Jackson of Edmond, Okla.; son, Shelby and Mindy Finney and their two children Summer and Gunnar of Jet, Okla.; two step-grandchildren, Taylor and Mallory Hines Morgan with their four children, Michael Hines; and three stepchildren, Kris Denny, Andi Pendergraft and David Denny; a total of 11 other step-grandkids and step-great-grandkids.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service has been set for Tuesday, March 5 at Church of the Servant, 14343 N. MacArthur Blvd. at 2 p.m.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Demuth Funeral Home and Cremation Society
1145 W. Britton Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 3, 2019