Leroy Ernest Denny
Fairport, MO……Leroy Ernest Denny, 89 passed away at Mosaic Life Care Center, St. Joseph, MO, June 2, 2017.
Ernest was born January 8, 1928 to Leroy (Roy) A. and Sadie J. (Jennie) (Sherard) Denny near Fairport, MO.
Ernest attended Fairport Elementary School and graduated from Maysville High School in 1946. Ernest had the opportunity of his lifetime in 1947 to spend 18 months in the wilds of southeastern Alaska hunting, fishing, and trapping. Ernest served in the U.S. Army with the military police in Okinawa, Japan.
On March 14, 1953, Ernest married the love and joy of his life Phyllis Jean Mount at McFall, MO by the Reverend Ned Hill. To this union six children were born. Cathy, Stephen, Leslie, Charles, Rose and Carmen.
Ernest farmed in the Pattonsburg and Fairport, communities; the family farm included a dairy cow operation for numerous years. Ernest worked at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher for many years. In addition to his family, Ernest cared for a many hunting and livestock dogs, throughout his lifetime.
Ernest served and was active in many groups and organizations in the Fairport area; Baptist Church, Bank of Faiport Bank Board, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, Tribe of Mic-o-Say, Saddle Club, American Legion, boys baseball, township board trustee, and elementary school board member, 50+ year member of the Masonic Lodge and 50+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Phyllis, Sister Bernice Wuerfele, two grandchildren, Harmony Jane Denny, and Jeffery Taylor, great-grand daughter Trinity Roberts.
Survivors include: sister, Frances Bishop, Ketchikan, AK. Children: Cathy (Don) Misenhelter, Overland Park, KS, Stephen (Susan) Denny, Ijamsville,MD, Leslie (Barbara) Denny, Maysville, Mo, Charles (Darla) Denny, Maysville, Mo, Rose Taylor, New Bloomfield, MO, Carmen (Kendall) Weigand, Weatherby, MO. Many grandchildren and great – grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Fairport Baptist Church with burial following in Oak Grove Wood Cemetery. Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m Wednesday at the church. Memorial Contributions to Oak Grove Wood Cemetery. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com