Vernon Denning

Vernon Denning, 70, WaKeeney, died Friday, Jan.  29, 2021, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital.

He was born  Sept. 12, 1950, in Hays to Gabriel and Beata (Pfannenstiel) Denning. He attended Hoxie Grade School, later moved to WaKeeney, where he attended school until his sophomore year. He then attended Olathe School for the Blind in Olathe.

Upon graduation he lived in Wichita,  for a short period of time where he worked with the blind making brooms.

Survivors include three brothers, Gerald  Denning, Lewisville, Texas, Cecil Denning, Salina, and Robert Denning, Hays.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney; burial in Christ the King Cemetery, WaKeeney.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.  Wednesday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney with a rosary immediately following.

Memorial are suggested to Masses or a charitable organization of your choosing in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Posted online on February 01, 2021