Obit: Burnetta Dening


Burnetta M. “Bert” Dening, 93, of Davenport, formerly of Walcott, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Davenport Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Davenport. Private family graveside service will be held at the Durant Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Burnetta was born in Scott County on Feb. 28, 1927 to Julius and Elsie (Meyer) Werthmann. She married Leo G. Dening on Sept. 1, 1951 in Davenport. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2007.

Bert was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Durant. She loved spending time in her flower garden.

Bert is survived by her sisters: Virginette Finck of Durant, Shirley Werthmann of Davenport and Delores (Richard) Fitzpatrick of Olathe, Kansas; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.