Dianna Arey Denton

  • BORN: April 4, 1943
  • DIED: April 30, 2018
  • LOCATION: Morrilton, Arkansas

Dianna Arey Denton, age 75, of Morrilton, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018. She was born April 4, 1943 in Haskell, Arkansas, a daughter of Olen Vess Arey and Ivanette Gault Arey.
Dianna, who was affectionately known by her students as Ms. D., was a drama teacher for more than a decade in DeWitt, Arkansas, and for 28 years at Morrilton High School. Through the dramatic arts, she created an artistic outlet and safe haven for students from every walk of life, from jocks and cheerleaders to the socially marginalized. Dianna not only helped countless students make it through some of the most difficult years of their lives but encouraged them to celebrate who they are.
She is survived by her sons, Shawn (Cindy) Denton of Morrilton and Jerod (Rebecca) Denton of Nashville, Tennessee; brother, Glen (Doris) Arey of Weatherford, Texas; sister, Janice (Jimmy) Hulsizer of Florence, Alabama; grandchildren, Damian Denton and Drew Denton of Morrilton and Parker Denton and Sawyer Denton of Nashville, Tennessee; and great grandson, Raylan Denton of Morrilton.
Please join the family of Dianna Denton to celebrate her life and legacy at the Morrilton Devil Dog Arena on Saturday, May 19th, at 2:00 pm. Donations by check in lieu of flowers can be sent to 100 Baramore St., Morrilton, AR, 72110, to help support Thespian Troupe 3131 and Morrilton High School drama department.

Celebration of Life
  • May 19, 2018
    2:00 PM
  • Morrilton Devil Dog Arena
  • Morrilton, AR 72110
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“ Sorry about the loss that was my Drama teacher nice lady ”

Posted by: Ontrinell Sanders - Morrilton, AR

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