Ronald J. “Ron” Denton, 57, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at his Topeka home.
He was born September 10, 1961, at Topeka the son of Gary L. and Mary K. Seitz Denton. He was raised in St. Marys and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1979.
Ron had worked at and later became co-owner of Denton Auto Salvage in St. Marys. He had worked for LKQ Parts as a salesman in Topeka the past 13 years. Ron was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. He was an avid fisherman. He was passionate about KSU sports and was a season ticket holder for several years. Ron was a keen card player and had bowled in a bowling league.
He married Melissa Arnold Rabe, they later divorced. Ron was preceded in death by his father.
Ron will live on in the hearts of his mother, Mary K. Denton, St. Marys; his daughter, Shelby Denton, Valley Falls; his step-children, Kody (R.D.) Carlson, St. Marys and Brandon (Katie) Rabe, Maple Hill; his brother, Rick (Nanci) Denton, Topeka; sister, Donna Cunningham, Topeka; 6 grandchildren, Brantley, Kasey, Kimber, Addison, Aliyah, and Alissa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Ron will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 until the rosary at 7:00 Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.