Josephine Denton

Obituary of Josephine Denton

Josephine “Jo” [Bailey] Wireman Denton, 72, of Medaryville, IN went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  She was born on June 7, 1948 in Rensselaer, IN to the late Clifford and Lorena [Stone] Bailey.  Josephine attended Medaryville High School.  She was raised and baptized at Bailey’s Corner Church.  On January 8, 1966, Josephine married her first husband, John Wireman, Jr. at Bailey’s Corner Church.  John passed away February 1, 1983.  They raised four children: Dawn, Adriene’, Scott, and Angel.  On September 7, 1985, Josephine married Danny Denton at Bailey’s Corner Church.  They had one daughter, Cherish.   In 1998, at the age of 50, Josephine received her high school diploma from North Judson-San Pierre High School. 

Josephine was a proud homemaker, but held numerous jobs over the years.  She enjoyed working at Head Start in Winamac.  Josephine always worked hard to care for her family.

Josephine was a longtime member of the Medaryville Assembly of God Church.  She taught Sunday school and children’s church for many years.  Her calling to teach was evident to all.  She enjoyed working in the church and praising the Lord through song.  Josephine was the leader of Faith, a gospel singing group.  She loved to read the Bible and was faithful to pray for others.  Josephine will be remembered for her devotion and love for the Lord. 

Josephine especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She was a loving and caring person who always put others first.  Josephine’s life was a true testament and example of how a relationship with the Lord should be. 


She is survived by:

Danny Denton, Medaryville, IN Husband

Dawn (Johnny) Conley, North Judson, IN Daughter

 Adriene’ Wells, Knox, IN Daughter

Johnie Scott (Jennifer) Wireman, Sullivan, IN Son

Angel (Gordon, Jr.) Burger, North Judson, IN Daughter

Cherish (Scott) Shafer, Knox, IN Daughter

17 Grandchildren

14 Great Grandchildren

Kenneth (Denise) Bailey, Brother

Sandra Harris, Sister

Vivian (Gordon) Marlin, Sister

Marlene (Bob) Bellemey, Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Clifford and Lorena [Stone] Bailey, Parents

John Wireman, Jr., First Husband

Ronald Wells, Son-in-law

Daniel Harris, Brother-in-law

Rob Bellemey, Jr., Nephew

Mike Shidler, Nephew

Crystal Harris, Niece


Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon EDT Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Medaryville Assembly of God Church in Medaryville, IN with Pastor Tom Dewlen officiating. 

Burial will take place at Sutton Cemetery in Medaryville, IN. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Medaryville Assembly of God Church.

Online Tributes may be offered online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.


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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht - Medaryville
318 East Pearl Street
Medaryville, Indiana, United States


12:00 pm
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Assembly Of God Church
214 East Boston Street
Medaryville, Indiana, United States


Sutton Cemetery
Medaryville, Indiana, United States
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