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Ruth E. Dennery Dies at 95

Ruth E. Dennery

Ruth E. Dennery died on Thursday, July 6, at the age of 95.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Allan E. Dennery; daughter, Faye Dennery-Francis; and son, Allan Raymond Dennery, also known as “Sonny Boy.”

Mrs. Dennery was a public health nurse in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, who, along with fellow public health nurses at that time, visited every newborn in their homes on the island. These nurses made sure the infants and toddlers were off to a healthy start in life by teaching mothers in their own environment life and health skills to foster healthy families. 

Funeral Services:

A viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday July 17, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. Tributes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and be followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, at All Saints Cathedral.

All attendees are asked to wear shades of blue. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to All Saints Cathedral School. Interment will be at Western Cemetery No. 1.

She is survived by daughter, Rosemarie Dennery-Francis; sons-in-law: Dr. Anthony H. Francis and Attorney Ralph Francis; nieces: Helen Sebastien-Gabriel and family, Doreen James-January and family, and Carol McCoy-Todman and family; nephews: Rudolph Sebastien, Alston Sebastien and Auguste Rimpel and their families; grandchildren: LaVerne Tavarez, Ulric Francis, Allan Francis, Nicole Francis and Sean Francis; great-grandchildren: Nery and Amnerys Tavarez; special, Cleone Beverhoudt; special caregivers: Kiersten “KiKi” Greenaway and Yvonne Harrigan at Massac Nursing Home; and Veronica “Jojo” Williams, who cared for her at her home for several years.

Funeral arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home.

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