Funeral services for Ava Lea Denton, 81, Lawrence will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Private burial will be later at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, KS. She died on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at her home.
Ava was born July 14, 1935 in Ft. Riley, KS, the daughter of John F. and Minnie E. (Wright) Davies. She moved to Lawrence in 1967 from Topeka, KS.
She attended Stormont Vail Nursing School.
She worked as a Registered Nurse for six years. She then worked as a school nurse secretary for school district #497 for 21 years.
She was a member of the Lawrence Free Methodist Church and the Countryside TLC Group at the church.
She was married to John “Jack” Harvey Denton March 22, 1958 in Junction City, KS. He preceded her in death November 28, 2011.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara A. Guthery of Lawrence, Susan Lea and husband, Hector Agosto of Gardena, CA; four grandchildren, Mason Dean Guthery, Hope Elizabeth Agosto, Ciera Briann Guthery, and Sarai Marie Agosto; twin sisters, Margaret Ann Dacus (Larry), Junction City and Mary Ella Humm, Holmen, WI; and sister-in-law, Jane Warren (Hugh) Greeley, CO. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers; and son-in-law, Kenneth Guthery.
The family will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Free Methodist Church or to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the mortuary.