HAZLETON — Ansel Denver Sullivan, 91, of Hazleton passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Denver was born Saturday, Sept. 5, 1925, in rural Gibson County to Charles and Bettie (Harvey) Sullivan, both of which precede. Denver was a lifelong area resident and worked his entire life as a farmer and in the oil fields. On Sunday, Sept. 4, 1949 in Pike County, he married his sweetheart, Marylee English.

Denver and Betty attend Immanuel Baptist Church of Petersburg.

After Denver retired from farming, he applied his growing talents to both his garden and his flowers.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Marylee Sullivan of Hazleton; two sons, Dallas Sullivan of Hazleton and Ansel (Rose) Sullivan of Petersburg; daughter Bettie (Gene) Brenton also of Petersburg; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Denver is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Charles, Robert, James and John Sullivan.

The family has entrusted Doyle Funeral Home with arrangements.

Funeral service is at 9 a.m. CST or 10 a.m. Eastern Time Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Doyle Funeral Home located at 520 S. Main St., Princeton, with Pastor Joe Romans officiating. Internment will take place in Shiloh Cemetery, Hazleton.

Visitation is Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Doyle Funeral Home in Princeton from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. CST or 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Condolences may be made online at www.doylefuneralhomeprinceton.net or the funeral home Facebook page. For more information call Doyle Funeral Home at 812-385-4334

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