She was born in Tell City on November 25, 1956 to the late Clyde Parr, Jr. and Shirley (Brown) Parr, who survives.
Dena had worked as a bartender at Bears Place in Cannelton. She enjoyed throwing darts.
Surviving is her husband, Jerry Whitten; her daughters, Misty Parr and Tiffany Coon; five grandchildren, Kaine and Jordyn Vogt, Taryn Powers, and Jerrett and Tyler Coon; her mother, Shirley (Brown) Parr; sisters Carol Parr, Emma Kratzer and Stacey Fruge; a brother, Clyde Parr.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM CST Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lilly Dale Cemetery. Visitation will also be Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 1:00PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.