Helen Lorraine Denny
Ocala – Helen L. Denny (nee Oliphant) Helen L. Denny, 88, of Oak Run, FL passed away September 16th 2023 at Marion Oaks Hospice Cates House after battling a long illness. She was born May 18, 1935 in Niagara Falls, NY daughter of Ennis and Margaret Oliphant (nee Heywang).
Helen was pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Harold C. Denny (Nov 14, 2020). Helen is survived by her four sons: Thomas Denny of Gowanda, NY; Micheal (wife, Carol) Denny of Versailles, NY; Paul (wife, Erin) Denny of Leland, NC; and Jeffrey (wife, Greer) Denny of Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Helen is also survived by six grandchildren: Kyle (wife, Emily) Denny, Tara Denny, Sarah Martinez, Calvin Denny, Stacymay Denny and Zachary Denny; as well as four great grandchildren; Miri, Mila and Maci Martinez and Lucy Rose Denny. Helen is survived by sister in laws Barbara Oliphant of Wilson, NY and Beverly Bowers of Lakeland, FL. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by five siblings: Marjorie Eodice of Youngstown NY, Betty Goodman of Olcott NY, Charlie Oliphant of Ransomville NY, Dorothy Seefeldt of Ocala FL and Jim Oliphant of Wilson NY.
Helen worked for many years as a dedicated nursing home bookkeeper in Williamsville, NY, before retiring with husband, Harold, to Oak Run, Ocala FL in 2001. Helen volunteered at the community library for 20 years and was a member of several community clubs. She was a member of Ocala West United Methodist Church: 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala where a service will be held at a date to be announced in the future. Internment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with husband, Harold, at a later date.
Helen was loved and cherished by family, friends and neighbors alike. She was a kind, wise and generous spirit! Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.