She was born February 20, 1922, in Waldenburg, one of the eleven children born to William and Lula Maybelle (Allison) Dillehay.
As a young woman she managed an apartment complex at Long Beach, California. Vera Dillehay married Charley Edward Dennis in 1941. The couple made their home and raised their family together in Fisher and in Waterloo. They also ran a café in Fisher which she really enjoyed.
Mrs. Dennis loved life. She was a loving homemaker and genuinely enjoyed making her house a home. Mrs. Dennis also enjoyed her time playing solitaire, going to yard sales, and gardening in her earlier days. However, her greatest joy in life was her family. She loved cooking for her family as they gathered at her home.
Mrs. Dennis was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Charley Edward Dennis and by ten brothers and sisters. She was happy to have made her family become a five generation family.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Dennis and Steve Gahring both of Pinetop, Arizona; two daughters, Patricia “Trish” Kunkel and husband, Jimmy, of Evening Shade and Sherill Yarbrough of Fisher; six granddaughters, Julie Jines of San Bernardino, California, Debbie McIllwain of Fisher, Cindy Powell of Waterloo, Iowa, Sherri Ryan of Jonesboro, Anita Maple of Walnut Ridge, and Emily Dennis of Pinetop, Arizona; one grandson, Don Nelson of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; eleven great grandchildren, Brynn Kieffer of Jonesboro, Brytne Crowe of Fisher, Brice Zeschke and Dustin Zeschke, and Paige Neiman all of Waterloo, Iowa, Alicia Jines of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Amanda Jines of San Bernardino, California, Jayden Moody of Brookland, Peyton Dennis of Pine Top, Arizona, Collin Ryan of Jonesboro, and Cassidy Ryan of Jonesboro; two great great grandsons, Kamden Kieffer and Trey Kieffer, both of Jonesboro.
Friends may visit at the Fisher United Methodist Church on Monday, December 17, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dan Walker officiating. Interment will be in Fisher Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Herman Shelley, Rodney Shelley, Ty Scudder, Homer Don Anschultz, Jimmy Don Barker, and Ray Davis.
To sign the online register book, light a memorial candle, or leave a condolence message, please visit our website at www.jacksonsfh.com.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.