Obituary for Martha Denney

Ponca City Now - November 29, 2022 4:03 pm

Martha Ann Denney

November 20, 1934 – November 26, 2022

Martha Ann Denney, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at OU Medical Center. She was 88.

The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 10am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Martha was born on November 20, 1934 to Michael and Margaret Crowley in Norwood, MA. After graduating from Mt. Auburn School of Nursing, she joined the Air Force and received her flight nurse status. While stationed in Wichita Falls, TX, she met and then married O.J. Denney.

After moving from Wichita Falls, TX, Glen Burnie, MD and North Killingholme, England, Martha, OJ and their 3 daughters settled in Ponca City. Martha worked for AllianceHealth Ponca City until her retirement in 2017 and was also the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) from 2001 – 2017. She was an active member of the Soroptomists International of Ponca City and the St. Francis Guild at St. Mary’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Robert and Paul Crowley and 2 sons-in-law, Craig Franseen and Keith Goss.

She is survived by daughters, Michele Franseen, Ponca City, Colette (Scott) Buxton, OKC and Denise Goss, Fairbanks, AK; son, Steve (Lou) Gray, Canterbury, NH; sisters, Ruth Connelly, Foxboro, MA and Mary Jane Kemper, Lexington, MA; grandchildren, Desiree (Mark) Seibold, Tulsa, Derek (Shana) Franseen, OKC, Marquis Hamilton, Detroit, MI, Jefferson Buxton, Eugene, OR and Montana Goss, Fairbanks, AK; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Charlotte Seibold; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northern Oklahoma Humane Society, 900 W Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74601, or your local Humane Society.

Source: Trout Funeral Home