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Jay County Obituaries


Tuesday May 7, 1968  - Portland Commercial Review Pg.8

           Ira E. Denney, 81, a retired farmer of Knox Township, Jay County, died Monday afternoon at the Jay County Hospital after an illness of three months. He was a resident of R.R. I, Dunkirk, five miles north of Redkey.

           He was born March 2, 1887* in Jay County, the son of Daniel Wilson and Hannah (Jones) Denney.  His first wife, Zana Claycombe, died in 1913.  He was married to Cora Pyle who died in 1939.  He was then married to Irmyl Lang, who survives along with one son, Henry Denney, Muncie; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  He served one term as county commissioner of the middle district.

           Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Rev. Harry M. Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest cemetery, Redkey. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.


* his actual birth date is March 21, 1887

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