Tombstone Tuesday – June 14, 2022 – Milo Elvia Denney

Milo Elvia Denney was born on December 2, 1929 in Franklin Township, Lenawee County, Michigan. He is the son of Milo and Lydia (Mutton) Denney. Milo and Lydia had eight children; Forrest (1915), Nellie (1920), Ethel (1921), Agnes (1924), Elizabeth (1926), James (1928), Milo (1930), Rolandis Vern (1934), Frank (1936).

Milo Elvia Denney married Naomi A Deline on July 25, 1949. They divorced on November 24, 1951. Milo married Lidia Josephine . They have eight sons and five daughters ; Victor, Chad, Brandon. Todd, Wayne, Adam, Christopher, Elizabeth, Karen, Debra, Joanna, and Nickole.

Milo’s Obituary gives me more information that I can find on Ancestry due to the recentness of his birth and death. I am quoting it here.

In the Care of Gorsline Runciman Tiffany Chapel

Milo Elvia Denney

Delta Township

Milo Elvia Denney, 86, of Delta Township passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 with his wife of 31 years by his side. He was born in Tipton, Michigan to Milo Denney and Lida Mae Mutton on December 2, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Forest, James, Frank and sisters Nellie, Jan, Ethel and Peg. He is survived by his wife Lilia Josie, brother Vern, sons Victor, Chad, Brandon, Todd, Kirk, Wayne, Adam and Christopher, daughters Lizabeth, Karen, Debra, Joanna, and Nickole and numerous grandchildren. Milo was a very proud Local 580 union member and worked in the trucking industry for 35 years and was employed by C&J/Leaseway companies.

He was very passionate about his woodworking hobby and enjoyed that he could do more projects after his retirement in 1992. He built beautiful cabinets, boxes, candle holders, clocks, urns, flower vases and picture frames. He was always proud to say that he learned this beloved craft from just reading. He was most proud of the quarter scale Big Wheel logging wheel device he made and donated to the Michigan Historical Museum in 1994 which is still in use today. He loves baseball and was an avid Tigers fan. He coached his sons’ baseball teams and daughters’ softball teams. He spent a lot of springs and summers watching son Christopher’s baseball games and loved every minute of it.

His wife introduced him to Broadway musicals through Les Miserables which he loved and always had compared other musicals he saw to it. They traveled to Europe and fell in love with Spain’s Costa del Sol and enjoyed sipping coffee in Paris cafes.

A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 West Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917. A rosary will be prayed at 9:30AM then the family will receive relatives and friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM followed by a service officiated by Fr. John Klein of St. Gerard Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Loaves & Fishes or St. Gerard Church in memory of Milo. Friends may visit the guest book at”

I do not have a tombstone picture at this time and the Obit does not state where or if he was buried.

Rest in peace , Milo

Love, Jan

Milo Elvia Denney is my 2nd Cousin twice removed.

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