Judy E. Denney

June 26, 1936March 5, 2019

Judith E. Denney, 82 of Warren and formerly of Fort Wayne passed away at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Heritage Pointe of Warren. Judy was a 1954 graduate of Lafayette Central High School where she was a cheerleader and Valedictorian. She later graduated from Cincinnati Bible Seminary with an associate’s degree in education. She was a member of Markle Church of Christ where she played the organ for over 20 years. She was a teacher’s aide at Wayne High School for many years. Judy was a dedicated sports mom, supporting her children in their various sports, most of the time at the pool as the family was heavily involved with the Avalon Swim Club in Waynedale and South East Family YMCA Swimming. She also enjoyed spending time with her 11 grandchildren, following them in all that they did.

Judy was born on June 26, 1936 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of Everett C. and Frieda E. (Fell) Somers.

She was united in marriage to Merlin O. Denney on October 18, 1957. Her husband survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter: Debbie (Mark) Troyer of Findlay, OH; two sons: Jon (Sue) Denney of San Carlos, CA; Darren (Angela) Denney of Fort Wayne; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Heritage Pointe of Warren Applegate Chapel, 801 Huntington Ave., Warren, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm following visitation at the Applegate Chapel with Gerald O. Moreland officiating.

Interment will take place at a later date at the Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville.

Memorial donations can be made out to Markle Church of Christ in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.


  • Merlin O. Denney, Husband
  • Debbie Troyer, Daughter
  • Jon Denney, Son
  • Darren Denney, Son
  • Everett C. Somers, Father
  • Frieda E. Somers, Mother
  • Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren

  • Markle Church of Christ


  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 10, 2019

Judy E. Denney

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Robert Peterson

March 8, 2019

I did not know Mrs. Denney personally, but knowing her son Jon gives me a picture of the loving, doting, mother she must have been. While she is not with us physically, her memory and example of a well meaning life continues for all, especially her loving family. Our sincerest condolences.