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.
MICHAEL DEAN SIMONS Michael Dean Simons, age 53, Clifton resident, went to be with his heavenly father, on October 7, 2015, at the Clay Center Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 28, 1961, to Billy Ray and Glennis Kay (Sterrett) Simons. He was a 1981 graduate... [More]
EDITH E. KRASNY Edith E. Krasny, age 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kan. She was born April 20, 1945, in Rice, Kan., to Albert & Gelena E. (Nanniga) Berk. She grew up in the Huscher/Rice area. She graduated from Concordia... [More]
JOHN WILLIAM KEY John Key, age 54, Concordia, died Sept. 24, 2015. He was born Sept. 8, 1961, to William and Nancy (Thompson) Key at Pueblo, Colo. Survivors: son, Calvin (Kristie) Key, Harrisonville, Mo.; three grandchildren; sister, Karen (Danny) Sissel, Sparta,... [More]
District Court LIMITED CIVIL Settled: Central National Bank received a judgment of $68.43 from Walter P. Stimatze, Concordia. Mohawk Serving Inc. received $2,047.55 plus interest and costs from Rug & Wrap. Concordia. Central National Bank received a judgment of $317.05 plus... [More]
The City Commissioners were in a progressive mood Wednesday night as they approved resolutions and ordinances, and heard study sessions focused on and around the cleaning up and building up of the Concordia community. The meeting opened with a public hearing concerning... [More]
For Chrissy Henderson, owner of Golden Rules Preschool, the Sisters of St. Joseph are a literal godsend to the Concordia community. “We are so blessed to have [the Sisters] here,” Henderson said. “They see a need for something and they create the... [More]
When the opportunity presented itself for Eric Gilliland to move back to his hometown of Concordia, he jumped at it. Gilliland, a Concordia native and graduate of Cloud County Community College, became the college's new sports information director (SID) in September. “The... [More]
CHAPMAN — Four Concordia High School girls placed in the top nine in the Chapman Invitational cross country meet Thursday at Indian Hills Golf Course. Peyton Reynolds ran 24:15.87 to finish fourth for the Panthers. Britney Gilkeson placed fifth with a time of 25:11.34.... [More]