Helen 'Bernice' Dennis (1932-2023) Marlow, OK
Helen ‘Bernice’ Dennis, 90, was born October 18, 1932 in Danville, Arkansas, to Henry Arthur and Jenny Mae (Hunt) Kimbrough. She passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023, at her home near Marlow, Oklahoma with her family at her side.
Graveside services are planned for 1 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2023, in the Marlow Cemetery with Lee Parrish, Marlow Church of Christ, officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Logan Dennis, Gabriel Dennis, Sean Dennis, T.J. Ward, Brandon Ward, and Phillip Ward; honorary pallbearers are Walter House, Charles Horning, Erick Dennis, Todd Ward and Corey Stufflebeam. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home, Duncan.
Bernice graduated in 1951 from Marlow High School. She married Bailey Bohannon Dennis on July 14, 1951 in Lawton. Their family was completed with the additions of their children – Carrol, Terry and Bruce. She was employed at Gregston’s Nursing Home doing one of her favorite things, cooking. She also loved reading and watching television. She enjoyed bowling early in life and served as a Girl Scout leader. Above everything, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bailey; brothers: Jake Kimbrough, Vernon Kimbrough; and sister, Virginia Cannon.
Bernice is survived by her children: Carrol Dennis, Terry and wife Marsha Dennis, Bruce and wife Sherry Dennis, all of Marlow; grandchildren: Erick and wife Lila Dennis, Kristie and Todd Ward, Meagan and Corey Stufflebeam; and great-grandchildren: Todd ‘T.J.’ Ward Jr., Brandon Ward, Phillip Ward, Logan Dennis, Gabriel Dennis, Sean Dennis, Roxy Dennis, Gwen Dennis, Bea Dennis, Samyra Stufflebeam, and Khalia Stufflebeam. She is also survived by her brother, Robert and Wife Doris Kimbrough, and sister-in-law, Dorothy Kimbrough.
Online condolences can be made at www.whittfh.com.
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