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Funeral Ceremony: 2 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Interment: Powers Cemetery, Xenia
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening September 5, at the funeral home
Vera C. Denton, age 78, of Flora, Illinois, fought the good fight of faith all of her life and won when she went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 11:41 p.m. at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Vera Christine Brown on August 29, 1942, to Okley and Bessie Brown in Xenia, Illinois. On June 2, 1959, she married the love of her life, Joe Denton, and they spent 59 crazy, beautiful years together before he went to Heaven in 2017.
The had 3 children: Joey Denton (Holly) of Flora, Tammy Foster (Kevin) of Olney, and Kelly Denton of Effingham; grandchildren: Rachel Walker (Shane), Ben Denton, Matthew Monical, Kalin Monical, and Jesse Denton; great-grandchildren: Kamry, Dani, Makayla, Eli, and Harper.
Vera lived life passionately and dearly loved her family. She took great pleasure in cooking marvelous meals for all of them especially at the holidays at which time she festively decorated her home as well as the homes of others. She enjoyed many hobbies throughout the years such as designing and sewing western shirts, buying and selling antiques, setting up at the flea markets, creating flower arrangements, going to rummage sales, and most of all, gardening. It is an understatement to say she had a green thumb because she could grow anything, anywhere. Throughout the years, Vera created her own beautiful garden and had every flower imaginable, but she especially loved her day lilies of which she had all kinds. One of her proudest moments was when her friend, Jason Delaney from the Missouri Botanical Gardens created a hybrid lily and named it the “Vera Denton.” She was truly a remarkable woman who could do anything she set her mind to do. To describe her as a hard-working, strong, independent woman is putting it mildly. She had a heart for Jesus and served him faithfully for many, many years. She was very instrumental in multiple fundraisers held by her church and sold many chicken and noodle dinners made by her own precious hands. Vera was an avid Trump supporter and was deeply patriotic. She is a beautiful soul loved so much by so many and will be deeply missed, however, Heaven is rejoicing and so is her lifelong soulmate as they are now reunited eternally.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Joe Denton; grandson: Schyler Monical; 3 brothers: Junior Brown, Larry Brown, and Henry Brown; a sister: Janice Workman; and a brother-in-law: Jerry Young. In addition to her children and grandchildren she is survived by a sister: Dixie Young; and a brother-in-law: Larry Workman.
A funeral ceremony will be held in Vera’s honor at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Powers Cemetery, Xenia. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening September 5, at the funeral home. In accordance with an Illinois mandate, face masks will be required, and social distancing is recommended. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
Vera was a wonderful person and such help to so many...she will be sorely missed! I will miss running into her occasionally and her sincere interest in my well being...I probably often kept her visiting for longer than she had time..but she always listened. We will keep all of her many friends and her family in our prayers as they grieve this loss. We know heaven is rejoicing at her arrival home. I know my mother is glad to see her friend again.😊
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.
Thoughts and prayers to all. Vera you'll be missed in many ways to everyone. I'm grateful to have gotten to know you. It was an honor. Much LOVE to your family
We Loved Vera she was a Wonderful Person!! She cleaned and took care of every house we lived in!! She planted many flowers for us also!! We will miss her!!❤️❤️
Sympathy and caring thoughts to all of Vera Denton's family. She was a very nice lady and was an especially good friend to Darren. May the memories of your good times past remain in your hearts forever. She will be missed by many friends and family. Such a lovely person.
So sorry to hear about Vera I know she will be missed by her family and friends and church.
To Vera’s family, such a tribute to your Mother and Grandmother. She always had a smile and was so friendly. She was loved by so many and she will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Our sincere sympathy to your family at this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss
I am so sorry for your loss. Vera was such a sweet lady. She will truly be missed. May God be with you all. Prayers for all.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you all. 🙏🙏🙏
Vera was a fine person and always a joy to see! Will sure miss her!
I loved talking with Vera about her flower gardens and her little fish ponds. She was a wonderful, fun loving, CHRISTIAN lady. Say hi to our ole buddy Skyler. Tammy, we are praying for all of your family
Vera worked for me for many years. My last long conversation with her was when we in line together for the Shadows of Elmwood Cemetery. Kelly might remember that. Condolences to her family who she loved so very much.
To our friends of many years. Our hearts are full of sadness ,but we know that your sweet mother is rejoicing❤ May she rest in peace now. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. We love you
So sorry for you family's loss. Vera and my Great Grandmother Eva Glassford were good buddies and Vera was supportive for our family when she passed away in 2014. I'm sure Grandma Eva is happy to see her.
Tammy, We are sorry to read of your Mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this difficult time.
so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go oit to the family.
So very sorry for your loss!
I have many wonderful memories of Vera and Joe. Their wonderful, loving welcoming personality ‘s were evident with every meeting of them. In my memories are many walks in her yard looking at her flowers and enjoying great food at their table. Their fish fry’s were legendary. My sympathies to the family as I know the void left by Vera’s passing will be great. But the memories of a beautiful lady who loved her family and God will get you through. You may not know who I am but know that your mother left a lasting impression on me for her loving beautiful heart.
We are so sorry for your loss.