Betty Joyce Denney, age 88, of Cleburne, Texas, formerly of Decatur, Illinois, passed away on December 28, 2016 at 4:30 a.m. at Hospice House at Huguley in Burleson, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 10, at Graceland Funeral Home in Decatur, Illinois.
Betty was born October 28, 1928 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Chap and Della Culumber. She was raised in Decatur, Illinois with her sisters, Ruth Marie, Wandalee, Pat and Scampy, all of whom have proceeded her in death. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and received her degree in education from Illinois State University. She taught English and coached several plays at St. Teresa High School in Decatur, Illinois, and later taught at Leander high School in Leander Texas after her move to Texas. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Kay Denney.
Surviving are her devoted husband, Charles David Denney of Cleburne, Texas, daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Jim Morgan of Burleson, Texas, granddaughter and husband , Carrie and Kevin Miller, and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Avery.
Published on January 3, 2017