Eva Faye Denney

Date of Death: 10-05-2022
Funeral Service : 11-04-2022

Eva Faye Denney

Eva Faye Denney, 92, of Smithville, MO passed away, October 5, 2022.

The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 4th at the First Christian Church in Smithville with visitation one hour prior to the service. Private Family Inurnment: Ridgely Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church or Megan’s Paws and Claws-City of Smithville, MO Dog Pound.

Faye was born November 26, 1929, in Plattsburg, MO to Moody and Alberta (Grogan) Norris. She was a graduate of Smithville High School, where she was active in choir, basketball and numerous activities. Faye and her five Sisters started singing at a very young age, later to be known as the Norris Sisters. They traveled in northwest Missouri, performing at many public events and churches. She married Ralph Denney, they enjoyed over 50 years of marriage, traveling extensively, flying their plane, boating at their cabin on the Lake of the Ozarks, fishing, mushroom hunting and most importantly spending time with their families.   

Faye worked at TWA for many years, retiring in 1989 as Senior Accounting Coordinator at TWA Credit Union (now Community America Credit Union). Faye was very loving and dedicated to her family, taking special care of her mother following her father’s passing, she graciously took her Mother on many trips and vacations, including Hawaii. She always treated her dogs as royalty, spoiling them with pride as much as possible. Faye was a longtime and faithful member of the First Christian Church of Smithville, where she sang in the choir and volunteered often for many church activities. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, sisters and brothers in law, Maxine (Junior) Hornback, Dorene (Howard) Moore, Robert Bullock, JoAnn (Marvin) Preston, Louise Hurst, niece and nephew, Bev and Jerry Reilly. Survivors include her sister, Betty Bullock, brother-in-law, Mac Hurst, several loving nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Benton House of Staley Hills and Ascend Hospice for their care and attention given to Faye while she was in their care.


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