AILEEN DENNING

AILEEN DENNING
Mrs. Aileen Denning, 87, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Adams Street Place. Aileen was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Norway, Kan., a daughter of Roy and Julia (Holgerson) Gile. She was married on July 19, 1946, at the Smoky Hill Army Field in Salina, Kan., to Richard L. Denning, who preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2003.
Aileen graduated from District 48 School in Norway. She was a member of the Sunrise Presbyterian Church in Salina, a member of the Native Daughters and a charter member of the Blackhawk Saroptimist. After moving to Jefferson City in 2005, Aileen became a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She was employed with the Moline Public Library for 20 years, retiring in 1983.
In her free time, Aileen enjoyed reading, various puzzles and baking and cooking for her family and friends.
Survivors include her son, Richard (Debra) Denning of Jefferson City; seven sisters, Beth Whitney of Ponca City, Okla., Marie (Jack) Nelson of Snelling, Calif.; Joan (Don) Meili of Lincoln, Kan., Louise Kempton of Pratt, Kan., Trudi (Ed) Heide of Abilene, Kan., Janet Shrader of Concordia, Kan., and Martha (Jack) Gebhardt of Salina, Kan.; one brother, Perry (Margaret) Gile of Beatrice, Neb.; three grandhildren, Ryan (Cassie) Denning of Fulton, Mo., Alex Denning o Alameda, Calif., and Katie Denning of Jefferson City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; two sisters, Jean Heisley and Phyllis Gould; one brother, Glen Gile; brothers-in-law, Willard Heisley, Chuck Kempton, Royal Whitney and Winston Shrader; and niece, Karen Kempton.
A Celebration of Aileen's Life will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City with the Rev. Robert Erickson and the Rev. David Henry officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held after the service.
Graveside services and inurnment will be held at a later date at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, east of Norway, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church Mission Fund.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City. Condolences or messages may be sent to www.freemanmortuary.com.

OBITUARIES

SHARON K. JENSEN

 SHARON K. JENSEN  Sharon K. Jensen, age 76, Concordia, died June 25, 2015, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia. She was born Jan. 24, 1939, to Daniel and Ester (Larsen) Jensen.  Sharon worked at the Banner Five & Dime Store and Cloud County Ceramics. She... [More]

KAY ANNETTE ZACH

KAY ANNETTE ZACH  Kay Annette Zach, age 55, Agenda resident, went to be with her heavenly father, on June 29, 2015, at the Salina Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 1, 1960, to Billy Ray and Glennis Kay (Sterrett) Simons.  She was a 1978 graduate of Clyde... [More]

PATRICIA ANN SLEFFEL

PATRICIA ANN SLEFFEL Patricia Ann Sleffel, 71, Concordia  died June 26, 2015, at Cloud County Health Center. She was born Jan. 2, 1944, in Concordia to Emory and Doris (Press) Breault. She married Carroll Sleffel June 29, 1968. Survivors: Husband Carroll of the home; daughter,... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Smiths get a bang out of operating fireworks stand

 A great place to buy fireworks since 2002, Kent and Julie Smith's fireworks stand attracts people from all over.   Along with a set of regular customers from the area, people from Texas and Nebraska stopped by once and just keep coming back.  "Fourth of... [More]

July 2nd edition of the Blade-Empire delayed

Due to a mechanical breakdown, Thursday's edition of the Blade-Empire will not reach mail subscribers until Monday, July 6. We apologize for the inconvenience.

City takes no action on Broadway Plaza bid

 The Concordia city commission took no action Wednesday night on a bid for the construction of Broadway Plaza.  On Tuesday, the city received only one bid for the construction of the Plaza – from Budreau Construction, Clyde – in the amount of $862,300. City... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Beloit squeezes out pair of wins over Blues

 Beloit scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to squeeze out a 3-2 and complete a sweep of the Concordia Blues in an American Legion Baseball doubleheader Wednesday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.  The game was tied at 2-2 through seven innings of play.... [More]

Citizens National Bank defeats F&A

 Citizens National Bank gave up just two runs in beating F&A Food Sales twice in a K-18 Baseball doubleheader Tuesday night at the Concordia Sports Complex.  Billy Bechard tossed a two-hitter as Citizens National Bank won the first game, 8-0. He struck out eight... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos