March 10, 2011

(6/9/1959 - 3/1/2011)

Denis Dee "Deny" Clatt, 51, of rural Memphis, Missouri, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. He was born June 9, 1959, at Kirksville, Missouri, to Dee and Merlene Haller Clatt. He attended school in Gorin, Missouri and was a graduate of Gorin High School, Class of 1977. He attended the Gorin Christian Church and was a member of the First Christian Church in Memphis. He married Danette Kae Dannenhauer on August 12, 1978, at the First Christian Church in Memphis and to this union, three children were born. Deny was currently serving as a Scotland County commissioner, was a bus driver for Gorin School for the past twenty-four years, a member of the MSHAA, refereeing basketball games in the surrounding area for twenty-seven years and assisted his wife in the operation of their business, Countryside Flowers, in Memphis. He served as chairman of Northeast Missouri Pheasants Forever for several years, served as a board member of Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency and the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission. He also served as superintendent of the sheep barn for the Scotland County fair. Deny was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and his grandson. He is survived by his wife, Danette, of rural Memphis; a son, Casey Clatt and his wife, Lydia; two daughters, Kaela Clatt and her fiancÚ, Jared Shelley, all of Memphis, and Abby Clatt of rural Memphis; a grandson, Carter Clatt; and a sister, Delinda McQuoid and her husband, Jim, of Gorin, Missouri. Other survivors include his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Darlene and Jack Dannenhauer of Bible Grove, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Dana Hauk and her husband, Kenny, and Becca Dannenhauer; and two brothers-in-law, Aaron Dannenhauer and his wife, Stacie, and Adam Dannenhauer, all of Memphis, Missouri; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents and an aunt, Mary Belle Clatt. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Memphis with Reverend Jim Campbell and Pastor Barb Hagerla officiating. Music was provided by Angela Westhoff, pianist, and vocalist Shelby Westhoff. Abby Clatt provided an arrangement on the fiddle. Burial followed the service in the Gorin Cemetery. Casket bearers were Casey Clatt, Jared Shelley, Rick Day, Rodney Gares, Rodger Holton and George Wriedt. Honorary bearers were Brad Altheide, Kenny Clatt, Aaron Dannenhauer, Adam Dannenhauer, Kenny Hauk and Brent Rockhold. A memorial in Deny's honor will be established by the family and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis Missouri 63555. Online condolences may be sent to the Clatt family by logging on to

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