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Vera Denton

Aug 29th, 1942 - Sep 1st, 2020

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:


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Jane (Joe) Gilliland

September 3rd

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.😊

Leon & Glenda Sharp

September 3rd

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

September 3rd

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

Robin and Sharla Todd

September 3rd

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!!❤️❤️

Don, Jane and Darren Delaney

September 3rd

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.

Nick and Vera DeWeese

September 3rd

So sorry to hear about Vera I know she will be missed by her family and friends and church.

Barbara and Henry Gill

September 3rd

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.

Ron Grubb

September 5th

So sorry for your loss

Jacquie Young Cooper

September 3rd

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.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

September 3rd

We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you all. 🙏🙏🙏

Marlene Smith

September 4th

Vera was a fine person and always a joy to see! Will sure miss her!

Brad and Debbie Harris

September 4th

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

Pat Hilliard

September 4th

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.

Eric and Lisa

September 4th

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

Cody Glassford

September 4th

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.

Mr. & Mrs. Rick Bowen Jr.

September 4th

Tammy, We are sorry to read of your Mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this difficult time.

Meryl Woods Jr

September 4th

so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go oit to the family.

Ed And Rita Guinn

September 5th

So very sorry for your loss!

Diane Cantu

September 6th

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.

Steve & Janice (Kincaid) Haarman

September 5th

We are so sorry for your loss.



Julie L. Adams and Rayne McAllister
Joe an Jane Gilliland
Leon & Glenda Sharp
John and Deana Devore
Frank Norma Hargis
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Jim and Brenda Thompson
Don and Mary Smith
Debbie King Casell
Artdean,Angelia Warren & family
Pat Burt
Diana & Greg Rutland
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Larry Frost
Jason Delaney
Marilyn Stanford
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Pam O’Dell Young
Parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Pam O’Dell Young
Tony and Janice Randall
Sue Perrine Nolan
Kevin & Jana Henry
Mick &Leslie Spitzner
Peggy Nichols
Ethan, Jessica, Emersyn, and Silas Workman
Ken & Tammy Haven
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Ricarda Pickens & Family
Peggy Shroyer Leigh
Billy and Candy Harrell
Lisa Carter
Jim and Jill Fehrenbacher
Brenda & Gary Miller
Pam Schnautz
Vickie Hill
Tawanna White
Cecil, Tara, Charley & Dani Shelton
Joel and Holly Denton
Calvin and Anita Lake
Albert & Kim Payne
Kari Hagen
Nick and Vera DeWeese
Mandy Devore Deters & Family
Leona McDowell
Jacob, Angelina, Trevin and Trinity Hemrich
Jacquie Young Cooper
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Norman Philli[ps
Bob and Marlene Smith
Sheldon & June Smith
James Thomas
Mary Reynolds
Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Nancy Travis
Jodi Schnepper
Mona Foreman Tokos
Nancy and Wes Cochran
Chris Butler
Charlotte Dulaney
Nancy Coughlin & family
Ray and Lois McCrory
Pete & Esther Walker
Eric and Lisa
Jim Fry
u Darren Delaney
Annie (Wilson) Hays
Gary and Pam Sessions
Marilyn O'Dell
Steve and Nancy Mink
Steve & Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler
Dick & Linda Wiegel
Cody & Emily Glassford and Family
David and Vicki Blackwell
Donald and Debra (Sharp) Nix
Sandy & Willie Thompson
John Spitzner and Mary Hutchens
Randy and Donna Payne
Meryl Woods Jr
Mark Dunnigan
Bruce &Nannette Richards
Paula Denton
Lenny and Marie Henson
Cecelia Cardascio
Marsha white
David Bryden
Ricarda Pickens & Family
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers


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