Elenora F. Dennis
Nov. 26, 2012 9:53 a.m.
Elenora F. Dennis, 95, of Adrian passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, as the result of a fire at her home.
Born in Dundee, Mich., Dec. 12, 1916, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma (Prong) Miller. Elenora graduated from Dundee High School. In 1938, Elenora was married to Waldo Dennis, and he preceded her in death.
Elenora and Waldo worked together at their family business, Dennis Egg Farm. She also worked for J.C. Penney and as an election official for Rome Township. Elenora was a 50-year member of the Rome Grange and, for many years, volunteered for the American Red Cross. Her love of the outdoors could be seen in her beautiful flower gardens. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed knitting.
Elenora dearly loved her children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by those surviving, including her sons, Ronald (Judy) Dennis of Adrian and Raymond Dennis of Toledo; stepdaughters-in-law, Barbara Dennis of Florida and Irene Farrar of Dearborn; nine grandchildren, Angela Hill, Marsha Groll, and Sheila, Mark, Richard, Steve, Danny, Sharon and Jeff Dennis; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are Patty Blakesslee of New York and Brandy Rosier of California, who were like granddaughters to Elenora.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two stepsons, Russell and Richard Dennis; and siblings, Ervin, Walter, Herbert and Viola Miller.
Funeral services for Elenora will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Wagley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Contributions in memory of Elenora may be made to the Lenawee County Victim’s Services Unit who offered comfort and support to her family at the time of the fire, the American Red Cross, or to Elenora’s family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com