Ralph G. Denny

Ralph G. Denny, 85, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on December 21, 2019. He was born in Kansas City, MO on July 25, 1934, the son of Edward and Florence (Shrock) Denny. He retired as Training Director from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas on January 2, 1998. He was a member of Grace Point Church and loved the Lord. Ralph is survived by his wife, Cathy, of 38 years; three daughters: Kathleen Steiner (Ed), Independence, MO, Karen Johnson (Doug) Lee’s Summit, MO; Kristi Thornton (Matthew), Scottsdale, AZ; three sons: Dr. Kevin Denny, Tampa, FL; Nicholas Elwood (Patricia), Topeka, KS; and Michael Denny (Michelle), Topeka, KS. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Edward Denny. Celebration of life services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at Mount Hope Funeral Chapel, 4700 SW 17th Street, Topeka, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the GoFundMe account of Ralph’s granddaughter, Krystal Johnson. Earlier this year, she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer while raising their 6 children.

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  1. I didn`t know Ralph very well but I so admired him. He was a cousin He told me how he owed his education to my mother she helped him in high school and quess I was very small before the flood in the 50`s we lived next store to Aunt Florence and uncle Ed. He also helped my brother in his last month of life. Ralph and I stayed in contact thru facebook . What amazing person and man I will always hold his memories in my heart. God Bless Marilyn Burge

  2. Cathy and family…..please know how sorry we were to hear of Ralph’s passing but yet thankful that he is with the Lord in his eternal home. I was thankful to get to work with Ralph at the Blues and appreciated the opportunity he gave me to get back to work after staying home with our girls for several years. He loved his wife and family and often spoke of that love. We pray your many memories will provide comfort and warm your hearts.

  3. Ralph was a unique individual, always full of thoughts, stories, and advice, but mostly he was simply full of love for his family and life itself. He leaves an indelible mark on each of us who knew him, and for that, we should all be very grateful. His sense of humor (and tolerance for the Corman humor) was appreciated and unwavering. He always respected and honored our love for each other. No regrets should any of us carry, for Ralph would not have wanted that. We should celebrate having him in our lives and carry his most fondest wishes in our hearts – family, love, happiness, kindness, and laughter. Cheers to you Ralph, I carry a song in my heart for you!
    Nancy and Stan

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