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Dennis J Fortney

1949 - 2021



The wonderful and loving Dennis J. Fortney passed away unexpectedly on June 2, 2021 at the Riverside Hospital in Columbus.  He was born to Dennis and Julia Weldon Fortney on May 27, 1949 in Beatrice, W. Va.  Dennis lived a fulfilling life driving Sei-Trucks, riding motorcycles and collecting antique tractors, along with hit and miss engines.  He enjoyed being surrounded by friends and family most.  Dennis was a steadfast husband, a devote father and a loving uncle, grandparent and great grand pappy.  He was also an active member of the 7TH Street Church of Christ.  Dennis looks forward to joining his parents, his outstanding son Jeff, siblings, Norman, Floyd, Charles, Ron, Reta West and Betsey Mercer in death.  Left to carry on Dennis’s memory is his adoring wife of 28 years Julie Dunn Fortney, daughter, Renee (Jim) Bole, granddaughter, Shelby (Jason) Lyons, grandson, Trevor (Sarah) Bole, great grandchildren, Sophia Hope Westfall and Bronson Lee Bole, sisters, Jane Fitzpatrick, Brenda (Dale) Caley, Cindy Smith and Darla (Walt) Harding, sisters in law, Lynn Fortney and Kathy Fortney, brother in law, Daniel Dunn and many nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held at a late date in both Pennsville and Coshocton.  Matheney Funeral Home in McConnelsville is handling the arrangements.  To send a note of condolence to the family go to

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Kay Miller

June 15, 2021 9:12 PM

Oh, Julie, what sad news.  Bruce just read about Denny's death.  It has been so long since we have seen you and we are so sorry to hear about his passing.   We will always remember Denny as the kindest and gentlest person.  
We are both thinking about you and yours.  I know your family will stay close to you as you go through this sad time.  

Lorna Eppley

June 7, 2021 1:31 PM

Dear Julie and family,   We are so very sorry for your loss.  We are praying for the Lord's peace and comfort.  With sympathy, Jim and Lorna Eppley

Cathy Gardner Coates

June 4, 2021 1:46 PM

It has been about 21 years since I seen Dennis & his siblings.  It was at a family reunion in Dalton before my mother passed in 2000.  That was the first time I saw the Fortney family since 1976 when I left Ohio.  We were cousins, but I knew everything that was going on in the family from my mom who was Dennis's mother's  I am so sorry for your loss.  God bless your family.  Always in my thoughts & prayers

Mary Leary

June 4, 2021 10:52 AM

Julie I want you to know how truly sorry I am for you and your families loss. I have you all in my prayers!!

Linda Newcome

June 4, 2021 7:59 AM

So sorry for your loss.

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