Rev. George F. Denniston

November 30, 2011

Rev. George F. Denniston 82, of Frankfort, IN, passed away at 12:55 a.m. November 30, 2011 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born October 14, 1929 in Anderson, IN to Rev. O.C. & Evaline (Martin) Denniston. He married Thelma A. Brouse on December 17, 1949 in Sturgis, MI and she survives. Rev. Denniston was a graduate of Sturgis (MI) High School and attended Anderson College. He was a music evangelist for 7 years prior to moving to Frankfort in 1969. Rev. Denniston was a Church of God minister for over 35 years and led the congregation in building the Kelley Crossing Church of God here in Frankfort in 2000. He was also a longtime brick mason and carpenter; prior to that he was employed at Viteous Steel Company in Nappanee, IN, as a chemist. He was past president of the Clinton County Ministerial Association and served on the Credentialing & Licensing Committee for the Church of God in Indiana. He was an avid reader and his hobbies included photography, woodworking, crossword puzzles and music.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2011 at Kelley Crossing Church of God, 1600 E. Kelley Rd, Frankfort. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, December 4th at Goodwin Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to the Kelley Crossing Church of God or Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Thelma A. Denniston of Frankfort 3 Sons: Michael A. (Barbara E.) Denniston of Cambridge, OH, G. Steven (Barbara J) Denniston of Frankfort and Joel L. (Kathy) Denniston of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Diane E. Denniston of Frankfort and Melanie K. Denniston of Anderson Brother: Ronald M. (Ruth) Denniston of Hudsonville, MI Sister-in-Law: Patricia Denniston of Cedar Hills, TX 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandson

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a brother, C. David Denniston.


6 Condolences for “Rev. George F. Denniston”

  1. John Aukerman December 1, 2011 at 10:33 am

    George was a great man of God and I count it a privilege to have known him, and to be tangentially related to him! What a legacy for the Lord’s Kingdom.

  2. Dean & Sandy Snyder December 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    As a pastor, I have been blessed to have been influenced and mentored by many that have given me advice and counsel. Many have been in my life personally, and I have “caught” what they have
    lived out in their daily lives. Bro. George is one of those men that have touched my life at an early stage of ministry, and for whom I have always been grateful. I have many great memories of not only a man of God, but of the Denniston family. During my time with them, I was “family.”
    May God’s blessings and care be with the family and friends.

  3. Paul and Gloria Davis December 3, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Rev. Denniston’s family. It is an honor to have his grandson Tim and his family as our friends, and in knowing Tim, we feel we have a beautiful glimpse of who his grandpa was. May God bless you all and give you peace.

  4. Jim & Carolyn Fritz December 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    So sorry to hear that your father passed away. We are sure that God has a place ready for him in Heaven. I lost my father in July and Jim lost his mother in August, so we understand what you are feeling at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Patricia Denniston December 4, 2011 at 1:00 am

    What a wonderful brother he was to me. He welcomed me into the family like an old friend and was so kind and good . I will miss him terribly and will miss the cantatas that we did when we had family sing fests at the church after a Huge meal! He really was so much fun and had such a beautiful voice. He encouraged me in my walk with the Lord and when I had a spiritual problem he was there with the answer. I will miss you George but it was an honor to have you in my life all these years and thank you for being my “big brother” Pat

  6. Dawn Garcia December 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

    My Uncle George was, indeed, a very special man and will be greatly missed. I am so thankful for the heritage and legacy that our family has passed on to the younger generations. Some of my dearest memories was accompanying my grandparents to Frankfort to help out with Vacation Bible School and to participate in the living Nativity that the Frankfort Church of God held at the old church building. I remember sitting around the dining room table with the whole family playing rook or uno or risk and laughing at someone’s corny joke. I especially hold dear in my memory the numerous times that we got together to sing praises to our King. Uncle George has now gone on to his eternal reward for being a good and faithful servant. It is now up to us to make sure that this treasure of our inheritance is still being passed on to our children and our children’s children.

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