HARTFORD, Ky. — Dennis “Mr. Dee” Donlon, 70, of Hartford, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Dee was born in Louisville to the
late Thomas Thomas and Anna Catherine Horan Donlon.
Dee worked as a family resource coordinator at Western Elementary and loved the children and community that he served there. He was also employed at Peabody Coal
Dee was a very active member at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He graduated from Flaget High School in Louisville and Morehead University in Richmond, Kentucky.
He enjoyed traveling, loved animals, for many years he ran in marathons and he enjoyed swimming, including the Polar Plunge in Louisville.
Dee was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Frankie Adams, and his nephew, Jon T. Donlon.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Mary Pat Ranney Donlon; his brother and sister-in-law, Thomas Michael (Kathy) Donlon, of Louisville; his sister, Mary Adams, of Louisville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Denise Ranney, of Louisville; nieces, Katie Donlon (Jim) Robbins, Lauren Donlon and fiancée, Mika Stevenson, Kaycee Ranney, Kellie Ranney (Heath) Garner, Keri Jane Ranney; nephews, Billy Ranney, Todd Adams, Terry (Michelle) Adams, Tim (Jenny) Adams; great-nephews, Carson and Cole Garner, Chris and Connor Adams.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Beaver Dam with Rev. John Cashion, Dr. Glenn Armstrong, and Rev. Doug King officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam and from 9 a.m. until funeral time on Tuesday at the church.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Western Elementary Family Resource Center. Envelopes will be available at
the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com.