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.
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