James E. Denny of Mulvane, formerly of Plainville, Kansas passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 86. Jim was born on January 27, 1930 in Jefferson, Kansas to the late Lester Raymond and Lena Pauline (Walker) Denny.
Jim grew up in Jefferson, Kansas and graduated from Caney Valley High School with the class of 1947. He attended Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his country during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged from the Marines, Jim met the love of his life, Joyce Van Dyke. They were united in marriage on October 8, 1955 in Topeka, and made their home in Caney, Kansas.
Jim’s work for Farmland Industry Pipeline took them to several communities, beginning with Bartlesville, Oklahoma, El Dorado, Kansas, Winfield, Kansas, and finishing his career in Plainville, Kansas. He worked for Farmland for more than 41 years.
Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church in Plainville. He loved the outdoors, from the family camping trips to the fishing and boating they all so enjoyed in the earlier years. His passion for woodworking was shown in his wonderful craftsmanship of cabinets and tables. Throughout his life he could always be found watching his favorite team, the Kansas City Royals.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Lena Denny; his wife Joyce; son, David Denny; brother, Raymond Denny; and sister, Pauline Webster.
He is survived by his daughter, Denise Monk and husband Kerry of Mulvane, Kansas.
A Family Graveside Service was held in the Mulvane Cemetery in Mulvane, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to the Plainville United Methodist Church or Donor’s Choice and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd, Plainville, Kansas 67663. Condolences may be left for the family at www.plumeroverlease.com
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