Harry Moore Denham, Sr., 83, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 5, 2017 from injuries suffered from a fall. He was born in Somerset, Kentucky and made Peru, Indiana, his home since he was a teenager.
His lifetime love for building and flying experimental aircraft, working as a conductor on the C & O railroad for 47 years, building Harry's portion of the Nickel Plate trail, planting gardens and his continuous collection of stuff in his pole barn kept him occupied while working and in retirement. He was a loving caregiver to wife, Betty, of 64 years.
He is survived by wife Betty Lou Poage Denham, sons Harry Jr., (Marie), Matt (Carla), Dwight (Aida) and daughter Karen (Greg). Grandson Harley Denham, granddaughters, Michelle Hudson (Gabe) and Jennifer Denham. Great-great granddaughters, Adele, Ayla and Aubrey Hudson. Also surviving is brother James Denham, Jr. and sister Norma Jean Montgomery. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Pearl Denham; brothers Charles, Dean Oscar, Howard, Ted, Noel, Raymond; sisters Beatrice, Bercil, Hazel, Georgia and Dorothy.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Flowers Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the funeral home with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be sent to the endowment fund for Nickel Plate trail maintenance. Please make checks payable to the Miami County Community Foundation, 13 E. Main St, Peru, IN 46970 and specify the Nickel Plate Trail Endowment Fund.
Published on May 11, 2017