Grace Marie Denman, 101, died Dec. 19 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 23, 1912 in Pueblo, Colo., she was the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Krebs) Watkins. She grew up and attended schools in Scott County, where her family moved shortly after she was born. On June 19, 1969, she married Gordon Knox in Reno, Nev. He died on May 12, 1972. Moving to Great Bend in 1989 from San Jose, Calif., she was a retired sales clerk.
Ms. Denman was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend where she was active in the women’s ministries.
Survivors include five nephews; two nieces; 16 great-nephews and great-nieces; and 22 great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Watkins and Richard Watkins; and by one sister and brother in-law, Ruth and Loren Tanquary.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the First Assembly of God in Great Bend with the Rev. Dwight Dozier officiating. Burial will be at the Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the First Assembly of God Church to benefit women’s ministries, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Ks. 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Dec. 22, 2013