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Cecilia Delores (Birzer) Denning

Cecilia Delores (Birzer) Denning, 89, Russell, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home, Dodge City.

She was born June 9, 1924, in Barton County near Ellinwood.

She married Ralph Denning on Aug. 18, 1947. He preceded her in death. She was a waitress at the Russell Elk's Club and Guitierrez Mexican Restaurant.

Survivors include three sons, Daniel Denning, Lawrenceville, Ga., Douglas Denning, Manhattan, and Dale Denning, Lawrence; four daughters, Dori Denning and Denise DeTurk, both of Salida, Colo., Deanna Martin, Running Springs, Calif., and Kathleen Helfrich, Dodge City; five sisters, Clara Bahr, Olmitz, Margaret Reichuber, Hoisington, Eleanor Penka, Dighton, Inez Giessel, Larned, and Bertha Achatz, Ellinwood; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Russell; burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Russell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a rosary, both at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Saints Peter and Paul Heritage Association in care of the mortuary or P.O. Box 324, Ellinwood, KS 67526.