A Memorial service for Lela Dennis was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado, with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating.

Lela Frances Dennis, affectionately known as “Francie,” was born March 9, 1945, in La Junta, Colorado, and passed away on Jan. 29, 2017, in Canon City, Colorado, at the age of 71.

Lela spent much of her life in the service of others, as a nurse aide and taking great care of family and friends. Lela played three instruments, had a beautiful singing voice and loved art.

Lela is survived by her four children, Wendy McLaughlin, John Dennis, Jenny Kunze, Danny Dennis; four siblings, Carrie Rush, Jean Morris, Barb Peterson, Ted Morris; and many loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lela Flinn and Betty Morris; husband of 53 years, Johnny Steve Dennis; and siblings, Terri Filbin, Robbie Ranes, Denzil Fitz and Judy Morris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Memorial Foundation or the Samaritan’s Purse in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P .O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.

For more information, or to leave online condolences, visit www.horberfuneralchapel.com.