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Nina Denning

Aug 30th, 1928 - Jan 5th, 2022

     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