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Obituary: Carmelita Denny, Columbus

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Carmelita Denny, 81, of Columbus, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

She was born in Columbus, February 3, 1931, the daughter of the late Milen and Viola Grider Baker.

She was a home health care provider and was a waitress at the former Hoosier Kitchen in Taylorsville for many years. She was a member of the Columbus Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed drawing, writing poetry and scrapbooking.

She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Banda of Columbus; sons, Dale and Lynn (Melody) Denny of Columbus; a sister, Kathleen Gannon of Pueblo West, Colo.; a brother, Hubert Baker of Columbus; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles Edward Baker; and a grandchild, Dale Eugene Hubbard.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Harvey Kornegay officiating and assisted by Brent Ellis and Gregg Fisher. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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