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Denis J. Ganey

Denis J. Ganey died on April 22, 2022.  He was born on August 31, 1956, in Taylorville, Illinois.  He is survived by his siblings, Tim (Tish) Ganey, Bill (Barbara) Ganey, Michelle Maurer (Tim), Barbara Ganey Schaad (Larry Kupferschmid), and Mary Ann Creech (Ed), 17 nieces and nephews, 19 great nieces and nephews, dear cousins, many friends, and coworkers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Patricia Ganey, and his sister Kathleen Ganey (Judy Teague).


Denis was a proud graduate of St. Mary School and Taylorville High School in Illinois, where he lived before moving to Georgia, in 1977.  In 1972 his retail career began at Marblestone’s Clothing.  Customer service was his life’s work. He believed all people deserved kindness and respect. Denis was known among his peers for his generosity. His career in retail management included 15 years with Kmart, followed by 25 years with Walmart stores along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  


Visitation in Taylorville, Illinois, will be held at Sutton Memorial Home, May 7, from 2 - 4 pm. 


In Mississippi, a celebration of life will be held May 15, from 2 – 5 pm at the American Legion Hall, 3824 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier, Mississippi. The family will share memories at 3 pm; food and refreshments will follow. Donations in his honor may be made to St. Mary Catholic School, Taylorville, Illinois, or a charity of your choice.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 


Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

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