News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 14, 2013

Annabelle Dennis


TERRE HAUTE — Annabelle Dennis, 79, of Widener, Ark., and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Crestpark Nursing Home. She was born in Prairieton, on Dec. 7, 1933, to Estel Gilbert Shields and Lucille Marie Jones Shields.  Annabelle was a retired mail analyst from Columbia Records. She married Billy L. Dennis on Nov. 15, 1954, and he preceded her in death on April 10, 1986.

She is survived by a daughter, Theresa Young and husband Jeff of Widener; two sons, Randy Dennis and wife Penny of Terre Haute, and Gary Dennis and wife Robyn of Terre Haute. Also surviving is a brother, Donald Shields and wife Sue of Terre Haute; a sister, Wilma June Shields of Terre Haute; as well as six grandchildren. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Estel Shields Jr.; and three sisters, Betty Ridge, Phyllis Shields, and Dorothy Karnes.

Annabelle attended Ridgewood Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 12 noon, with Pastor Adam Millar officiating. Burial will follow in New Harmony Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: