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Shirley Denham

January 21, 1939 — May 21, 2011

Shirley Jean Denham, 72, of Murray, died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Murray Calloway Co. Hospital.

Born in McCracken County on January 21, 1939, to the late Charles Palmer Brannon and Sarah Evelyn Mitchell Brannon, Denham worked as an optometric assistant working beside her late husband Dr. Herbert C. Denham in his optometry practice, both retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Herbert C. Denham, who died on April 6, 2010; and one sister, Peggy Brown.

She is survived by three sons, John Denham and wife Lori of Murray, Mark Denham and wife Leslie of Franklin, Tenn., and David Denham and wife Kristine of Irving, Texas; one sister, Marlene Wallace and husband James of Paducah; one brother, Robert C. Brannon of Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Chris Denham, Jared Denham, Daniel Denham, Julie Bryant, Amy Denham, Emily Denham, Sarah Montgomery and Kaitlyn Denham; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Rev. Glynn Orr officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. today, May 23, 2011, also at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Westside Baptist Church, 207 Robertson Road South, Murray, KY 42071

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Murray Memorial Gardens

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