BURLINGTON, Iowa – LaDonna Maxine Denney, 79, died June 23 at her home in Burlington, Iowa, with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. Born Jan. 25, 1933, at Kiowa, she was the daughter of Laurence G. and Bertha Pearl (Downtain) Thomas. She married Donald Dean Denney Sr. on May 23, 1952, at Great Bend. He died Aug. 14, 2000. An Iowa resident, she was a cook for Unified School District 428, retiring after 35 years of service.
Mrs. Denney was a member of First Christian Church, Great Bend.
Survivors include one son, Donald Dean Denney Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Burlington, Iowa; two granddaughters, four great-grandsons, four step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dorwin Thomas and Larry Thomas; and three sisters, Virginia Thomas, Patty Thomas, and Mildred Glynn.
A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date at Hoisington Cemetery in Hoisington. Memorials may be made to the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, or First Christian Church, Great Bend, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements by Bryant Funeral Home *
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 26, 2012