Laura Mae Denton

May 12, 1915November 17, 2012

Laura M. Denton, 97, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Laura was born on May 12, 1915 in Springfield, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Van Boeing) Hess. She married George Denton in Springfield on January 24, 1937. They celebrated 67 years of marriage until he preceded her in death in 2004. Laura was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, served as a board member of the Springfield Women’s Club, and was a member of the Springfield Church Women United. She worked for J.L. Hudson Co. in Detroit, MI for 15 years retiring in 1970. She volunteered with the American Red Cross, serving 3 terms on the Board Abbeba Chapter- Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by family friends, Joe and Louise Bringuet and family, and several cousins. Also preceding her in death are her parents, and her sister Catherine Cline. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Bisch & Son Funeral Home, 505 E Allen St, Springfield, IL 62703. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from noon until the time of services. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Greg Busboom of St. John’s Lutheran Church will officiate the services. Memorials in her name may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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November 21, 2012

I remember Laura fondly from Church Women United. Please accept my sympathy.
Joyce Downey

Jean Petitt

November 20, 2012

My deepest sympathy. I knew Laura from working with the American Red Cross. She was a very nice lady.

Sherri Boner

November 19, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Denton were good neighbors to my brother. Both were very nice, gracious people. Our thoughts are with you.

Gregory Kramer

November 19, 2012

Joe & Louise, you have my deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences in this time of grief. I know you both love all your family members and treasure them. Treasure the times you have had with them.

Dulany and Pat (Saladino) Sriner

November 19, 2012

Laura was a longtime, dear friend of our family and Godmother to our two daughters. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her. God speed, you can be with your George and sister Catherine.
Sincere sympathy, love, and prayers,