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Arvilla J. Denning Dec. 7, 1924 -- Feb. 17, 2006

Arvilla J. Denning of Williamsville died Friday in Millard Fillmore Hospital following a long illness. She was 81.

Born Arvilla Bertron in Roulette, Pa., she was part of the eight-member Roulette High School Class of 1942. She also was a graduate of the Continental School of Beauty Design in Buffalo.

She moved to the Town of Tonawanda after World War II and later moved to Williamsville.

Mrs. Denning worked as a drug clerk in North Wood Pharmacy in Tonawanda during the 1960s, and then was self-employed as a hairdresser until she retired in the mid-1990s.

She was a member of the Brighton Baptist Community Church of the Town of Tonawanda, a former Den mother for Tonawanda Cub Scout Pack 286 and member of the National Alliance for Mental Health.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Paul G. "Glenn"; three sons, Paul G. Jr. of Ellicottville, Daryl B. of Corning and Roger G. of Pendleton; a daughter, Janice E. of Buffalo; a brother, Francis Bertron of Coudersport, Pa.; two sisters, Ruth Dutton Macumber of Canandaigua, and Betty Bells of Port Allegany, Pa.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church of Roulette, with the Rev. Marty Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Smethport, Pa.

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