Oliver Jack Denny, 80, a resident of Puxico and the son of the late Nathan Lewis Denny and Stella Barkley Denny, was born on Dec. 15, 1922, at Alma, Ark., and died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Beverly Health Care. On Nov. 24, 1944, he was married to Ruby Lucille Goodrum Denny in Wardell, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2001. Survivors include two daughters, Janie Hart and Linda Hart of Puxico; two brothers, Lee Denny of Lake St. Louis and Gene Denny of Maryland Heights; five sisters, Mary Pipkins of Farmington, Eva Warzel of Maryland Heights, Dalpha Braddam of DeSoto, and Wanda Ferguson and Jewell Kidd, both of Farmington; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Robert Denny, and one sister, Marie Sims. Visitation will be held at noon May 12, 2003, at Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home in Hayti. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2003, at Bradshaw-Osburn Funeral Home in Hayti. Interment will follow in Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.