OBITUARY

Frances M. Dennett

April 17, 1942December 27, 2020
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Frances Marie Dennett, age 78, of Overland Park, KS, formerly of Detroit, MI, passed away on Sunday, December 27th, 2020 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO.

Frances was a native of Barbourville, KY and retired from Delmar Gardens Nursing Center, Lenexa, KS. She was a CNA/Medical Technician for 21 years. She loved her family and enjoyed taking care of people.

Frances was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheri; mother, Louise; grandmother, Mamaw; father, Denver Sr.; sister, Mary; and brother, Denver Jr.

Frances is survived by her husband of 59 years, Frederic A. Dennett, Overland Park, KS; two daughters, Teri Powell (John), East Moline, IL and Rebekka “Becky” Dennett, Glendale, AZ; one grandson, Shaun Powell (Lexie), Bettendorf, IA; two granddaughters, Melissa Powell and Ashley Powell, both of East Moline, IL; four great grandsons, Matthew Powell, Davenport, IA, Jordan Powell, Bettendorf, IA, Alex Powell and Braylon Powell, both of East Moline, IL; two great granddaughters, Kaleigh Powell and Skylar Powell, both of Bettendorf, IA; one sister, Margaret Helton, Harbor City, CA; one brother, Robert Helton (Karen), Orange, CA; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Teri Powell

January 2, 2021

I will not ever forget the memories of being with my Mom we share to many..I Love you Mom with all my heart and our memories I will cherish forever and ever❤😢 Rest in Heaven Mom and I Miss You Dearly..Love you so much❤😢

Ron Priebe

January 2, 2021

Bev and I will Miss You Friendship over the years. Rest In Peace > You are Loved.

Frederic Dennett

January 1, 2021

One of my favorite photos of us together... Honey I love you and miss you very much!

Karen Helton

December 30, 2020

Here's one of my favorite pictures of Franny and me taken at Knott's Berry Farm.

Ken Dennett

December 30, 2020

My beautiful sister in law was a fun loving and very sweet person. When Fred & Fran moved back to the Detroit area for a few years in the late 80’s, Fran used to enjoy watching Jim Varney’s TV commercials back in that time frame. She would sometimes have to say, “Know what I mean Vern?” I used to get a kick out of that…Fran will definitely be missed.

Karen Helton

December 30, 2020

I have such wonderful memories of spending vacations with Franny, whether it was here in CA or wherever she and Fred lived at time. We had so much fun together. Sometimes we laughed so hard tears ran down our legs! Oh how she loved her family and fur babies. And she had so much heart and passion for helping seniors, too. She took such sweet care of her Mamaw for years. She would drive round trip from Davenport, Iowa to Detroit, MI, every other week to help her with laundry, shopping and cleaning. Such love! She was my “sister” by love and I will dearly miss her.

Ruth Bilskie

December 30, 2020

Dearest Auntie Fran,

You were one of a kind! It makes me so sad that we lost touch over the years, the miles between us did not help. However I am so blessed for the good memories and love you shared with me. You were one of the kindest people I have ever known.
I know Uncle Fred, your girls and all them grandchildren will miss you dearly. I will be praying for them all during this difficult time.
Please be sure to give Mom, Dad and Stevie a big HUG when you see them.

Love Ruthie
XOXO

Derek Helton

December 30, 2020

I remember most our summer family trips back east, especially my trip with Grandma Louise where she, Aunt Frannie, Becky and I piled into an Uncle Fred approved Astro van to drive the country visiting family in TN, MI. This included eating Aunt Wilma's homemade sausage, biscuits and gravy every day, "helping out" stocking shelves in Uncle Gene's G&J corner store, and always wanting to do whatever our older cousins in their 20s were doing. I remember Uncle Denver's above ground pool with the hole he dug for a deep end and how Aunt Frannie and Grandma Louise tried to ever so slightly regulate how much Aunt Mary wanted to spoil us every day. I remember us all trying to convince Aunt Frannie and Grandma we could go do things with the older cousins and they shouldn't worry, we wouldn't do anything to get ourselves in trouble. Most of all I remember Aunt Frannie's smile and laugh. Sometimes she and Grandma couldn't stop laughing on that trip. It didn't always occur to us that they were laughing at us being our teenage selves. I'm grateful for the memories and I wish the family peace at this most difficult time.

Brandy Schenk

December 29, 2020

I remember your humor, quick wit, and smile that could light up a room. I will always appreciate you and Uncle Fred making the trip to TN for my grandpa's funeral. It was such a kind gesture and that support meant more than you will ever know. Rest in Peace Aunt Fran.

Becky Alfred

December 29, 2020

So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. We are here to help. Blessings from your neighbors, the Alfred family

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