Ann Vanell Denham, 90

Published 8:25 am Thursday, December 22, 2022

Ann Vanell Denham, 90, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Stanford Care and Rehabilitation. Born on August 26, 1932 in Highland, KY to the late George and Bessie Ballard Sowders. She was the widow to the late Ralph Victor Denham, Sr. She worked as a seamstress at Cowden’s Manufacturing and later retired from Christian Appalachian Project. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Denham (Bonnie) and Ralph Denham, Jr. (Leah) both of Stanford, KY; one daughter, Michelle Cooper (Mike) of Stanford; two sisters, Georgia Smiley and Dovie Cummins; four grandchildren, Patrick Denham, Chasity Howell, Dylan Cooper and Aidan Denham; four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Denham, Will Denham, Colton Howell and Cooper Howell; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Denham, Sr.; parents, George and Bessie Sowders; one daughter, Anna Marie Denham; two brothers, J.T. Sowders and Craig Sowders; three sisters, Lois Davidson, Imogene Singleton and Bonnie Waddle; and one infant grandson, Ralph Caleb Denham.
A one-day service has been scheduled for Monday, December 26, 2022 at Fairview Baptist Church in Waynesburg, KY. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The funeral service will begin at 3:30 p.m. with Bro. David Conrades officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

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