Berneice B. Denney

Berneice B. Denney, 94, of Ossian, IN, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at 7:25 a.m. at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Denney retired from Lincoln National Life, Fort Wayne, where she had worked for many years. She attended Colony Heights Church of Christ and had also served as the church secretary. She was a former member of the Markle Church of Christ. She attended Lafayette Central School and Lincoln Bible College.

She was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Eureka, IL, to George H. and Freida Kuntz Smith. She married Othel M. Denney on Dec. 5, 1936. Her husband preceded her in death on May 23, 1998.

Survivors include five sons, Merlin O. (Judy) Denney, Robert E. (Linda) Denney and Richard A. (Joyce) Denney, all of Fort Wayne; Roland R. (Maryalice) Denney, of Zanesville; and Donald R. (Bonnie) Denney, of New Haven; two sisters, Eileen Reddin, of Shalimar, FL, and Georgina Roth, of Bluffton; a half-brother, Walter C. Denney, of Fort Wayne; a half-sister, Mildred Bear, of Warren; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Calling is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a service following at 3 p.m., at the Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle. Darryl Denney will officiate. Interment will be at the Hoverstock Cemetery, Zanesville.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in care of Myers Funeral Home, PO Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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