Thelma A. Denniston

April 28, 2023

Thelma A. Denniston, 91, of Frankfort, Ind., died April 28, 2023 at Wesley Manor.  She was born May 7, 1931 in Grand Rapids, MI to Walter W. & Rachel C. (Soules) Brouse.  She married Rev. George F. Denniston on December 17, 1949 in Sturgis, MI and he preceded her in death on November 30, 2011.

Thelma was a 1949 graduate of Sturgis High School in Sturgis, Michigan, where she was a proud member of the marching band.  She and her husband moved to Frankfort from Nappanee, Ind. in 1969.  Thelma was a member of the Kelley Crossing Church of God, and was a mother, homemaker and pastor’s wife.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12 Noon-2 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Kelley Crossing Church of God, 1600 E. Kelley Road, Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at the Church. Rev. G. Andrew Denniston and Pastor Tom Whitesel will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Kelley Crossing Church of God.

Survived by:

2 Sons: G. Steven (Barbara J.) Denniston of Frankfort, Joel L. (Kathy) Denniston of Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Diane E. Denniston of Frankfort, Melanie K. Denniston of Anderson, Sister: Linda (Richard) Benton of Edwardsburg, MI, 9 Grandchildren, Rebecca Gallichan, Tim (Jen) Denniston, Andy (Jenessa) Denniston, Aaron (Rachel) Gallichan, Bethany Spencer, Matt (Alicia) Denniston, Sarah (Ryan) Jackson, Deanne (Chris) Howie and Isaac (Lesleigh) Denniston, 18 Great-Grandchildren and 9 Great Great-Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael A. Denniston and his wife, Barbara E. Denniston, sisters, Marjorie Wise, Faye Nofsinger and a great great-grandson, Maverick.


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “Thelma A. Denniston”

  1. Theresa McNew April 29, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    So happy for Thelma, heaven is her home. So very sad for the family.

  2. Lori Snyder April 29, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    I’m so happy for her gain. Oh to be in the arms of Jesus!!
    Prayers for your families.

    She was a lovely kind lady.
    Lori Snyder

  3. Tina Morelock April 29, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Denniston families. Thelma was such a wonderful woman who was always kind and loving.

  4. Debbie Neel April 30, 2023 at 9:35 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I Love you all much. Love Debbie

  5. Margaret Lovely April 30, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Sweet Diane
    So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Your recent pictures show just how much you are all going to miss her. We send our love and prayers for your family remembering the good days we all spent together. Ron and Margaret

  6. Trish Downs April 30, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Dearest Melody and Joel, our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Your Mother was such a dear woman we didn’t meet her when younger but she was a good friend to mom when she was at Wesley Manor and we visited with her several times when we were home. May God comfort all of you at this time of sorrow.
    Pete and Trish (Fuller) Downs

  7. Gary Hardman May 1, 2023 at 11:01 am

    Dear Denniston Family. So sorry for your loss. Thelma was a very special Godly woman who loved her family deeply. Enjoy her celebration and know our prayers go with you.
    Gary and Debbie Hardman

  8. Steve Welu May 1, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Hugs and prayers to all of you , Thelma will be missed but as we know now in a better place


  9. Debbie Herbster May 1, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Dear Family,
    We are praying for you as you remember Thelma’s life! It was our joy to know her at Wesley Manor where she has shared a room with my mother! Her love for the Lord Jesus Christ was evident. We prayed with her often, and occasionally sang hymns with her! My mother misses her!
    With love & prayers,
    Debbie Herbster and my mother, Patricia Stokes

  10. Tricia Warren May 1, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Hugs and prayers to all the family.

  11. Sara Leatherman May 2, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Aunt Thelma was a lovely and kind woman. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you walk this path. May the peace that only Christ can give be with you all.

    Scot, Sara, Ben, Maddi, Ian and Amy Leatherman

  12. bill & Lou Ray May 2, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mother, Steve. Our prayers are with you and your family. Bill & Lou Ray

  13. Gloria Hite May 2, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    To the whole family of Thelma, My sincere condolences to you. She was a very sweet and special person and will be missed.

  14. Steve Denniston May 6, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you for all the kind expressions of love, and for all the prayers tendered on our behalf! They were very much appreciated.

  15. Julia Mink May 7, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    Diane and family, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

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