L. Ernest Denny

Leroy Ernest Denny: Died 06/02/2017

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

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7 Responses to “Leroy Ernest Denny: Died 06/02/2017”

  1. Chelo June 5, 2017 at 3:15 am #

    He was always such a joy! I remember when he use to threaten to make Phyllis drive home from the cafe! A beautiful man. Finally rejoining the love of his life. See you soon, my friend.

  2. Steve Smith June 5, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

    Thoughts and prayers to the family. Good memories of Ernest.

  3. Gueltzau family June 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    Deepest sympathy to the family.

  4. Kim Brotherton June 5, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    What a wonderful obituary of an extrodinary and humble man. I know he will be missed by a many. Peace be to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

  5. Candy June 8, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you at this time. So sorry for your loss. Ernie was always a joy to be around. He will be missed.

  6. Marcellus Allen June 11, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    My condolences, sorry to hear of your loss. Death always causes pain and sorrow. You can gain a measure of comfort in knowing that when Jesus lost his dear friend Lazarus in death, he said, as recorded at John 11:11, “Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep, but I am traveling there to awaken him.” At John 11:43 Jesus called out at Lazarus’ tomb, “Lazarus, come out!” and Lazarus was resurrected, awaked from death. Jesus will do the same for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. At John 5:28, 29 it tells us “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Yes, we can look forward to seeing our loved ones again in the very near future when Jesus resurrects them. The bible also tells us that it will be at a time when “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:3, 4. You can find more scriptures of comfort by going to http://www.jw.org, search “when a loved one dies.”

  7. Janet Christenson(Harwood) June 12, 2017 at 12:27 am #

    So sorry for your loss. I recently went through this too. Remember the good memories; we were all so fortunate to have great parents and a wonderful childhood in the Maysville/Fairport community! Prayers for all of you.

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