Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

1730 East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI


Nancy E. Denny

December 7, 1955July 5, 2019

Nancy Ellen Denny, 63, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Lansing, Michigan. Born December 7, 1955 to the late William Dwight and Mary Louise (Rabbitt) Denny, Nancy was a business woman, entrepreneur, tech savvy marketing professional who worked in real estate, building, and interior design. She found joy through demonstrating expertise in many diverse fields and activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Benjamin (Sulema) Chapman and Brandy (Danny Jr.) Minikey; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kelsi; her brothers, Michael (Suzanne) Denny and Stephen Denny; her sister, Cynthia Denny; and her dear friend, Sharon Denny.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019


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Cynthia Denny

July 14, 2019

I remember the great family get togethers we had with my sister and her kids, when they were growing up. She had a beautiful home and made sure that her children had nice things. As a single parent she did her best to secure a career as an interior decorator and always dressed proffessionally. Later she was licensed as a broker/realtor and designed a blueprint for a lavish sothern-style house. I like to think that her heavenly home will be all that she dreamt of having on earth, and that when I get there she'll have a wonderful dinner to share. And we can finally be sisters.

Michael and Suzanne Denny

July 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss. She was always willing to help out in anyway she could helping me paint our kitchen and she was a fantastic cook.
When our children were young, she would have them over and made them do chores but then would turn around and pay when an allowance then take them out shopping and to the drive-in theater. Her nephews and niece have wonderful memories of their aunt.
May she Rest In Peace.
Sister-in-law Suzanne and brother Michael