Nila Denson

Posted 2/23/21

Nila F. Denson, 79, of Paris, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at Twin Lakes Rehab Center.

A funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Burial …

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Nila Denson

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Nila F. Denson, 79, of Paris, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at Twin Lakes Rehab Center.

A funeral service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Burial follows in Augustus Cemetery in Grandview Township. Visitation is from noon until the service time Thursday at the funeral home. In keeping with State of Illinois mandates due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, everyone attending the service must wear a mask while inside the funeral home. Everyone is welcome but all are asked to keep visits short so that all who wish to pay their respects may do so.

Mrs. Denson was born on Feb. 27, 1941, in Paris, the daughter of the late Sam Huston and Ruby Good. She first married Billy John Farris, with whom she had several children. She then married Kenneth Denson on June 17, 1973, in Cedar Lake, Ind.

Nila is survived by her husband, Kenneth Denson of Paris; her children, Tonya Hardway of Paris, Kevin (Cindy) Farris of Vermillion, Leeann (Juan) Guerra of Valparaiso, Ind., Kenneth (Cindy) Denson II and Dustin Denson of Peoria; her grandchildren, Allen, Tommy, Jeffrey, Christy, Misty, Rusty, Shane, Brandi, K.C., Kyle, Tulsa, Karen, Kevin and Tiffany; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Sam Huston and Ruby Good Huston Philips; her first husband, Billy John Farris; her sister, Viola Baugues; her daughter, Tammy Farris; and two infant daughters.

Mrs. Denson was active in the Nazarene Church of Paris, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars 3601 Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and Bunco Club. She loved to cook and share her recipes through her catering business, Nila’s Cake of Wonders. She was also a cook in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rectory.

Memorial donations may be made to the Nazarene Church in Paris.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.