B Marie Denney 11-01-1914 - 9-07-2020 Birdie Marie Denney Passed away on September 7th, 2020 at the home of her daughter Winda Adamson and Son-in-law Clark McNutt, in Elma, WA. Marie was 105 years old and would h ave been 106 on the first day of November. She moved from her home in Lebam, WA to be near her daughter in Elma. She lived in her home there until weeks before her death. Marie was born on November 1st 1914 to Parents George and Elsie Cornelison Townlian of Webster County Missouri. She grew up and went to school in and around Seymour, MO. She married Wnfield Bailey of Seymour and had two children. She later married Gordan Denney of Seymour. She, Gordon and the children moved west in 1939, first to Oregon and then on to Washington to a small logging community of Start-Up, where Gordon worked in the timber industry as a logger. In 1942 Marie and Gordon moved to Lebam, WA, where they bought a home, worked and raised their children, until Gordon’s death in 1996. Although most of Marie’s family was in Missouri, she and Gordon traveled in the summer to visit. Marie’s youngest sister, Hazel Longwith, moved to Lebam in the early 40’s with her family. She and her sister were very close and loved each other dearly.
Marie lived in the family home until five years following Gordon’s death. At that time, in May of 2001, she moved to Elma to be near her daughter. Marie enjoyed being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a super cook and wowed everyone with her wonderful meals. Her specialty was pie baking, fruit, custards, coconut and creams. Her favorite was little wild blackberry. She was still cooking and baking pies up until the past year. Marie enjoyed reading and would crochet up a storm. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. They were her special joy. The great greats called her “Super Grandma”. Marie attended Bethany Baptist Church in Elma and made many friends there. She loved her church family and the Lord. Marie is survived by her children Winda Adamson and Clark McNutt, Robert Denney and Donna Bononcini all of Elma, three grandchildren, Kirk Adamson (Kathryn) of Bothell, Danita Denney Oster of Winlock, Angela Denney of Olympia, nine great grandchildren Ilena Adamson of Seattle, Peter Adamson (Lauren) of Englewood Colorado, Josh Oster (Sonja) of Lebam, Becky Oster Leigh of Adna, Colin Hanson of Chehalis, Alyssa Hanson of Doty, Robbie Daily (Hannah) of Adna, Tyler Dailey of Adna, Britney Dailey Snider (Sidney) of Chehalis, and 6 great great grandchildren. Brothers and sister preceding her in death are Glen Townlian, Helen Sherertz , Eunica Cantrell of Seymour, and Hazel Longwith of Lebam. Surviving brothers and sisters areGary Townlian (Bonnie) of Seymour, MO, Linda Barnett of Marshfield, MO, Wilma Smith of Douglas Kansas, Louverne Wolthius, of Seymour, MO, and Yvonne Pogue of Bruner, MO. Marie also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, closest being Winfried (Sharon) Longwith, of Raymond and Barbara Howard of Centralia, plus many other beloved ones whom she loved and stayed in touch with her entire life. Marie was greatly loved and will be lovingly remembered by her friends and family. A graveside service was held Friday, September 11, 2020 at Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo, Washington. Arrangements are in care of Stoller's Mortuary in Raymond, Washington. You may visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.
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