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Beverly M Dennis

September 17, 1940 — September 19, 2021

Beverly M. Dennis, 81, formerly of Veedersburg, passed away Sunday September 19, 2021 at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Bev was born September 17, 1940 in Veedersburg the daughter of Russell and Ida Esther (McElwee) Helms.  She was married to Billy Dean Dennis for nearly 50 years; a marriage filled with much love and laughter. He preceded her in death May 9, 2008.

Bev is also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, James Russell Parker, Tim Dennis; a sister, Lois Hand; and a brother Gene Helms.

Bev will be greatly missed by her  three sons, Kenny Wayne (Shelly) Parker, Veedersburg; Mike Dennis, Van Wert, OH;  Jermey (Kelly Lenfesty) Dennis, Covington; two daughters, Penny Jo Dennis-Pyle, Crawfordsville; Peggy (Andy) Walden, Crawfordsville; three sisters, Ruth Keerns, Crawfordsville; Laura “Tootie” Clawson, Veedersburg; Mary Jane Hendrick, Crawfordsville; fifteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Bev treasured her loved ones for they gave her purpose in life. Bev enjoyed reading about the Amish, watching Hallmark movies, socializing with her apartment building friends, as well as interacting with her many Facebook friends. Bev also enjoyed game days with her sisters and nieces, working on crafts, sharing food with others, and people-watching. Bev was a devoted country & gospel music fan; and she took deep joy in savoring the wind while swinging on her porch.

Throughout her life along with raising her children Bev had also been employed at the Cardinal Café, Bus Stop Restaurant, Fountain Central High School kitchen, Veedersburg Food Basket, and she had worked with Ann Hall catering and making wedding cakes.

 Memorial service will be 2:00PM Friday September 24, 2021 at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Pastor Tim Lyons officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon Friday and continue until the time of service at 2:00. Burial will be at Bonebrake Cemetery near Veedersburg. Online condolences at

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