Official Obituary of

Mary "Jean" Dennison

March 16, 2024

Mary "Jean" Dennison Obituary

Mary Jean Dennison was born January 4, 1947 at Deaconess Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois to Murrell and Lila Mae (Johnson) Dennison.  Jean was a graduate of Mason City High School, Class of 1965.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music at ISU, and her Master’s from the University of Illinois.  Jean was a music teacher and later worked for the U of I, Department of Water Survey until her retirement.

Jean was very active at First Baptist of Savoy for many years.  She was Director of the Children’s Choir, later Directed the Chancel Choir.  She also was actively involved in the Annie Dieselberg Mission Circle, Ladies Bible Study, Deaconess, Sunday School Class, Prayer Group, and helped with funeral lunches as well as providing rides to church for her friends.  Music was always a very important part of her life and she especially enjoyed her years singing and accompanying “The Hymns of Praise” quartet.

Jean was very passionate about her family of Cavelier dogs.  She was active in the Cavelier Rescue and lavished love on her canine “kids”. 

She was also a member of the local DAR Chapter.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bob.  She is survived by her sister, Jane Ellen (Bud) Pruett of Springfield, IL, two nieces:  Jennifer (Dan) Tygret of Colorado Springs, CO, and Rebecca (Trent) Palmer of Anderson, IN.  She is also survived by two great nieces: Mae Palmer and Abigail Tygret and two great nephews:  Bly Palmer and Noah Tygret.  She also leaves behind her beloved, Carter, who has brought much joy.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Cavalier Rescue USA 6400 North Paseo Tamayo Tucson, AZ 85750 or to International Ministries -Jeff and Annie Dieselberg address: International Ministries 1003 W. 9th Ave, STE A. King of Prussia, PA. 19406

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Memorial Service
March 23, 2024

3:00 PM
First Baptist Church at Savoy
1602 S Prospect Ave
Savoy, IL 61874


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