OBITUARY - DOROTHY VERLENE (MORRISON) DENNEY
July 31, 1919 ~ January 24, 2011
Dorothy Verlene DENNEY was born July 31, 1919 near Tingley Iowa. Her parents were Claude E. and Nellie A.
(GOLDNER) MORRISON. As a small child she moved with her family to Archie, Missouri, where she received her
education. In 1937 she moved to Redding, Iowa. It was there she met her future husband Merritt C. DENNEY. They
were privileged to celebrate 67 years of marriage. To this union five children were born; Larry W. DENNEY of
Mount Ayr, IA, Norene (Gary) WAUGH of Council Bluffs, IA, Diane DENNEY of Mount Ayr, IA, Verlene (Marvin) CANNON
of Bondurant, IA, and Retta (John) BAKER of Creston, IA.
She was a long time member of the Redding Methodist Church and was active in the U.M.W Club (Boosters); also an
active member of the Redding Timble Club for 74 years. She loved working in her garden, spent many hours making
quilts and doing embroidering. She loved her family and enjoyed visiting around the kitchen table with a cup of
coffee. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother Raymond MORRISON; sister Fern SWIGART; and grandson
She is survived by her 5 children; 11 grandchildren including Karen MERRITT of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Kevin (Tracy)
WAUGH of Omaha, NE, Kathey (Carl) STOTTLEMYER of Council Bluffs, IA, William (Heather) WAUGH of Council Bluffs,
IA, Jackie (Marty) SCHNOOR of Mount Ayr, IA, Tammy (Douglas) MARTIN of Lamoni, IA, Nicole (Sean) STATLER of Pella,
IA, Chellie CRAVEN of Gilman, IA, Andy (Mindy) KNAPP of Des Moines, IA, Luke
(Kim) BAKER of Creston, IA, Laura BAKER of Des Moines, IA, and step-grandchildren Jessie, Brandy, and Stacy CANNON
of Des Moines, IA and Shannon MILLER of Anamosa, IA, 27 great-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren; nieces
and nephews; other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to the United Methodist Church in Redding, IA.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2011, at the United Methodist
Church, Redding, Iowa, with interment a Redding Cemetery. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of
Mount Ayr, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2011
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