Denton Nall, 81, Palmyra, Mo., formerly of Camp Point, Ill., died Monday, July 22, 2019, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill..
Born Dec. 12, 1937, in Lewistown, Mo., Denton was a son of Howard and Juanita Dent Nall. He married Janice Hanke. He later married Betty Kirgan Mowen on Sept. 20, 2008, in Adams County. She survives.
Other survivors include his children, Michael Nall (Martha), Camp Point; Terry Nall (Linda), Quincy; Jerry Nall (Jill), Clayton, Ill.; Brenda Althoff (Joe), Palmyra; and Lori Crenshaw, Canton, Mo.; three stepsons, Kenneth Mowen (Rhonda), Mendon, Ill.; Bruce Mowen (Robin), Clayton; and Darrell Mowen (Jennifer), Baylis; 13 grandchildren, Mallory Kessler (Marc), Marlene Schulte (Sam), Matthew Nall, Martin Nall, Zachary Nall (Stephanie Young), Jennifer Nall, Justin Nall, Jacey Nall, Ben Althoff (Kailey), Andrea Althoff, Lydia Althoff, Josh Crenshaw (Jessica Pearl) and Brittany McCaskey (Josh); seven step-grandchildren, Jessica Mowen (Cole), Brandon, Bradley and Sabrinia Mowen, Bailey and Tracer Mowen, and Michell Haubrish (Justin); four great-grandsons; a sister, Anna Marie Bentele (Norbert), Quincy; two brothers, Robert E. Nall (Judy) and Clyde R. Nall (Stacy), both of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Scott Crenshaw; and a grandson.
Denton was a member of the first graduating class at Central High School in 1956 and wore his class ring throughout his life. After high school, he served his country in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Nall was engaged in many occupations, but his true passion was farming. He received the runner-up Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1966.
He loved being outdoors, spending time with his cattle and always enjoyed the daily challenges that farm life brought.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Camp Point.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.
Memorials may be made to the Lewis and Marion Cattlemen Association or Clayton Old Settlers.