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Denver E. Bethel

December 20, 2021


   Denver E. Bethel, 61, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly 6:31 p.m. Monday, December 20, 2021 in Adena Regional Medical Center.

   He was born July 27, 1960 in Chillicothe to the late Paul Bethel and Virginia (Stanton) Bethel. On November 18 ,1988 he married the former Michelle D. Pennington who survives.

   In addition to his mother, he is survived by children, Sgt. Joseph P Bethel, U.S. Army, Courtney D. (Mitchell) Buening, St. Mary’s, Whitney D. (Jake Perry) Bethel, Chillicothe; grandchildren, Aleeah B. Bethel, Corey L. Perry; a sister, Jane (Jim) Osborne, Chillicothe, nephew, Dylan Osborne, Colorado, and a niece, Megan Osborne, Chillicothe. He was predeceased by father, Paul Bethel; several aunts and uncles, and a nephew, Cory Pennington.

  Denver retired from the Paint Valley Local Schools as a maintenance worker. He was loved and will be missed by many.

   Graveside funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday December 27, 2021 in Twin Township Cemetery with Rev. Chris Clark officiating. There will be no public calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ware Funeral Home.

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