Ila Jo Denton, Age :89

Jun 18,1929---Jul 01,2018

Ila Jo Denton, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on 7-1-18 at Kingswood Retirement Community where she had lived for the past year. Jo was born 6-18-29 on a ranch near Hulver, TX to Austin Ellsworth Henderson and Lola Lee Phillips. Jo was raised in Oklahoma City and came to KCK in 1948 and worked in real estate for 30 yrs. She was a former member of the WyCo Jr. League, Chairperson of the Cotillion Ball and a member of the Children’s Theatre and Chapter BC of the P.E.O. organization. She was married to Vernon Denton for 20 yrs and following his death, moved to New Mexico in 1996. She lived in Taos, Albuquerque and Santa Fe for 21 yrs, where she passionately pursed her favorite hobby, landscape painting. She had many great adventures with her beloved artist friends and participated in juried art shows in NM and KC. Jo was preceded in death by her parents and brothers William H. and Robert Henderson. Jo is survived by her son Andrew Browne (Missy Johnson), and her granddaughters Jessica and Lauren Browne. Jo is also survived by Bob Kimball, Steve Kimball, Scott Kimball (Amy), and their children Ashlynn, Sam and Elle. Jo was a kind, energetic, independent woman who will be dearly missed. Private service.


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