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A private family gathering will be held.
Nina Dorene Denning, age 93, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 5, 2022, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.
She was born August 30, 1928, in Polley, Wisconsin, the daughter of Henry Roy and Jennie Mae (Christianson) Smith.
Nina was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Flora, and later attended First Southern Baptist Church. She was a fantastic cook, and especially enjoyed making chicken and noodles, cookies, and holiday meals for her family. She enjoyed playing games and cards, and especially liked Yahtzee and Pinochle. Nina loved visiting her grandkids and cherished time spent with her family.
She is survived by her children: David Earl Denning (Nicole Ingram) of Flora, and Kathy Brooks of Ingraham; 4 grandchildren: Elizabeth (Mike) Pruitt of Xenia, Emily Denning of Flora, Jesse (Hollie) Brooks of Flora, Christopher Brooks (Tiffany) of Noble; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law: Ray Brooks; and siblings: Clyde William, Cletus Ivan, Arthur Romaine, Earl Lester, Lawrence Henry, Gordon Henry, Henry Roy, Irlene Agnes, Mayme Elizabeth, Florence Larraine, Leona Ida, and Leola Iona.
A private family gathering will be held. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements. To share a condolence or memory, visit www.frankandbright.com
Sorry to hear about your loss. Don't live in Flora any more so lost contact of you all. Live in TN now. She will be missed.
Sorry for the your loss Grandma Kathy. Loved you Grandma Nina and will miss you. Love you guys
Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏
So sorry for your loss. Love aunt Nina . So many memories with entire family! David and Kathy, we love you and pray God bless and comfort you!
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers
Thoughts and prayers for the family!
So sorry for your all's loss . May God wrap his arms around you all. Ben a lot of years since I saw her. But she always had a smile. God has another angel . She will be missed.
My prayers are with you. I have many fond memories with you guys. I had much respect for your mother, David and Kathy.
I delivered the Flora paper to Nina in the late sixties- early seventies. David and I were classmates. Your mother was such a nice person. I haven't seen her in years, but when I drive by her home place in Flora, I often think of her. Sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss of our good neighbor growing up. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Dave, Kathy and family
Sorry for your loss, prayers for you all. I loved working with Nina at Spartons. She was a lovely lady.
Kathy and family, I am sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.
Kathy, So sorry to hear of your loss! Your mom was a wonderful woman. Have lots of memories of that corner of West 3rd Street. Praying for God's strength during this time!
We love you Aunt Nina!!!!